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Ventura's Bridal

Houston , TX

LOCATION

102 North Loop At Yale
Houston, TX US 77008 (map)

PHONE

713-880-2364

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Sarah
Wedding:
10/18/2014
0.5/5.0
Made an appointment with this store for last Friday, 1/24/2014, the "winter storm day". I had confirmed the appointment, and had not heard anything from them, so assumed the appointment was good to go. I show up at the store, skeptical since there is only one car in the lot. That car is about to pull out, sees my car coming in, and pulls back in. She rolls her window down and informs me, "they are close!" To which I respond, I have a 5:30 appointment, and she says, I had a 5:00 appointment.

All this is to say, they had a FULL day of appointments and didn't call ANY of us to notify us that the store was going to be closed. The other bride informed me that when she got there, there was a bride who had driven in from DALLAS!!! That bride had her consultant's phone number, she called her, the consultant called the owner, and the owner said, "I am not making my employees drive in in this weather!" OK, fine, I understand safety of employees (even though it was 40 degrees out and not a bit of ice on the roads....) but you run a professional business and had a full days of appointments you should have notified that you would be closed! To top it all of, it's not like they had a sign on the door or anything, no way of knowing! And here is is, 5 days after my
"appointment", and I have heard nothing from this store. This is completely unprofessional and I will not be spending my money here. Nor do I recommend any other brides.

What if you were storing your dress for your wedding on Saturday and this happened. No one there to help you, and little to no response from the owner. This is terrible service for a store that was so "highly recommended"...
Made an appointment with this store for last Friday, 1/24/2014, the "winter storm day". I had confirmed the appointment, Read more...
Made an appointment with this store for last Friday, 1/24/2014, the "winter storm day". I had confirmed the appointment, and had not heard anything from them, so assumed the appointment was good to go. I show up at the store, skeptical since there is only one car in the lot. That car is about to pull out, sees my car coming in, and pulls back in. She rolls her window down and informs me, "they are close!" To which I respond, I have a 5:30 appointment, and she says, I had a 5:00 appointment.

All this is to say, they had a FULL day of appointments and didn't call ANY of us to notify us that the store was going to be closed. The other bride informed me that when she got there, there was a bride who had driven in from DALLAS!!! That bride had her consultant's phone number, she called her, the consultant called the owner, and the owner said, "I am not making my employees drive in in this weather!" OK, fine, I understand safety of employees (even though it was 40 degrees out and not a bit of ice on the roads....) but you run a professional business and had a full days of appointments you should have notified that you would be closed! To top it all of, it's not like they had a sign on the door or anything, no way of knowing! And here is is, 5 days after my
"appointment", and I have heard nothing from this store. This is completely unprofessional and I will not be spending my money here. Nor do I recommend any other brides.

What if you were storing your dress for your wedding on Saturday and this happened. No one there to help you, and little to no response from the owner. This is terrible service for a store that was so "highly recommended"... Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
looooove this place. I was able to find an affordable unique dress. The whole experience was wonderful and was even able to find bridesmaid dresses options. Definitely will recommend this shop for any brides in the Houston area.
looooove this place. I was able to find an affordable unique dress. The whole experience was wonderful and was even able Read more...
looooove this place. I was able to find an affordable unique dress. The whole experience was wonderful and was even able to find bridesmaid dresses options. Definitely will recommend this shop for any brides in the Houston area. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.4/5.0
Great dress shopping experience. Horrible alterations experience. I was quoted one price when I bought the dress and then the price double once I went to my first fitting.
Great dress shopping experience. Horrible alterations experience. I was quoted one price when I bought the dress and then Read more...
Great dress shopping experience. Horrible alterations experience. I was quoted one price when I bought the dress and then the price double once I went to my first fitting. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Had a wonderful dress experience! Thank you :)
Had a wonderful dress experience! Thank you :)
Had a wonderful dress experience! Thank you :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
Please do not go here. The place is very nasty and dirty. They are not professional are all. Called twice about a dress twice and was told twice yes we have the dress. Drove 45 minutes to try on dress to be told no we don't have the dress. We got sorry someone screwed up oh well nothing we can do. Please go somewhere else to have a great experience. It is big moment that you should be treated special.
Please do not go here. The place is very nasty and dirty. They are not professional are all. Called twice about a dress Read more...
Please do not go here. The place is very nasty and dirty. They are not professional are all. Called twice about a dress twice and was told twice yes we have the dress. Drove 45 minutes to try on dress to be told no we don't have the dress. We got sorry someone screwed up oh well nothing we can do. Please go somewhere else to have a great experience. It is big moment that you should be treated special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
Horrible customer service! Horrible manager! I purchased a dress from Ventura and when i went to pick it up they told me they did not have it. The clerk told me she would talk with the manager and have her give me a call. I never received the call. After trying to contact the manager again 3 times, i was finally able to get a hold of her. She was very unpleasant and told me someone else must have pick up the dress and that i would have to figure out who it was and resolve the issue myself. I reminded her that i had purchased the dress from her store, not someone else and that i expected to receive the dress from the store. I was told i would not be refunded nor would the dress be replaced. I would never use Venturas Bridal. I am now out a total of 236$. You've been warned...
Horrible customer service! Horrible manager! I purchased a dress from Ventura and when i went to pick it up they told me Read more...
Horrible customer service! Horrible manager! I purchased a dress from Ventura and when i went to pick it up they told me they did not have it. The clerk told me she would talk with the manager and have her give me a call. I never received the call. After trying to contact the manager again 3 times, i was finally able to get a hold of her. She was very unpleasant and told me someone else must have pick up the dress and that i would have to figure out who it was and resolve the issue myself. I reminded her that i had purchased the dress from her store, not someone else and that i expected to receive the dress from the store. I was told i would not be refunded nor would the dress be replaced. I would never use Venturas Bridal. I am now out a total of 236$. You've been warned... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
They really do have the best selection and prices. My only issue is that after my first dress shopping with them, they lost my info and selection when I went back a month later. They do offer a wide size range. HOWEVER there plus size (over size 14) is super limited. I am lucky that I could try on 12s and was able to sample some of the "normal" sizes. I know they can't stock EVERYTHING in all sizes but do all there 14 and above have to look so similar?
They really do have the best selection and prices. My only issue is that after my first dress shopping with them, they Read more...
They really do have the best selection and prices. My only issue is that after my first dress shopping with them, they lost my info and selection when I went back a month later. They do offer a wide size range. HOWEVER there plus size (over size 14) is super limited. I am lucky that I could try on 12s and was able to sample some of the "normal" sizes. I know they can't stock EVERYTHING in all sizes but do all there 14 and above have to look so similar? Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I had a full day of appointments scheduled for dressing shopping, but only needed one, Ventura Bridal, which was my first appointment. Everything from buying my dress to the fittings was extremely professional and made the experience memorable and wonderful!
I had a full day of appointments scheduled for dressing shopping, but only needed one, Ventura Bridal, which was my first Read more...
I had a full day of appointments scheduled for dressing shopping, but only needed one, Ventura Bridal, which was my first appointment. Everything from buying my dress to the fittings was extremely professional and made the experience memorable and wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
The ladies was very nice. They help to make my dress buying experience what I dreamt it would be.
The ladies was very nice. They help to make my dress buying experience what I dreamt it would be.
The ladies was very nice. They help to make my dress buying experience what I dreamt it would be. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.2/5.0
My experience with Ventura's Bridal started off soo dreamy! I was looking for a particular wedding dress that I had fell in love with at another bridal shop that was not able to order my size from the company to have it back in time for my wedding. So I began to call every bridal store in Houston looking for this dress. Right before I tired out, I called Ventura's and they had the dress in the EXACT size and color I was looking for! I went in the next day and bought the dress off the rack! Sherry was my consultant and she was sooo kind and sweet during my whole visit! My mother wasnt able to make it so Sherry was like my mom for a couple of hours, complimenting on my shape, style, the fit of the dress and taking plenty of pictures for me. She was just as excited as I was so that made me feel very special! My first fitting went just as well! Maria was a pleasure to work with and she altered my dress to fit like a glove and hug every curve! Thanks you! I cant wait til my special day to show off my beautiful dress!
My experience with Ventura's Bridal started off soo dreamy! I was looking for a particular wedding dress that I had fell Read more...
My experience with Ventura's Bridal started off soo dreamy! I was looking for a particular wedding dress that I had fell in love with at another bridal shop that was not able to order my size from the company to have it back in time for my wedding. So I began to call every bridal store in Houston looking for this dress. Right before I tired out, I called Ventura's and they had the dress in the EXACT size and color I was looking for! I went in the next day and bought the dress off the rack! Sherry was my consultant and she was sooo kind and sweet during my whole visit! My mother wasnt able to make it so Sherry was like my mom for a couple of hours, complimenting on my shape, style, the fit of the dress and taking plenty of pictures for me. She was just as excited as I was so that made me feel very special! My first fitting went just as well! Maria was a pleasure to work with and she altered my dress to fit like a glove and hug every curve! Thanks you! I cant wait til my special day to show off my beautiful dress! Read less
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Mindi
Wedding:
6/7/2014
4.9/5.0
Penny is amazing!! I can't wait to see my dress when it comes in. She was very understanding and really helped show me all kinds of choices!
Penny is amazing!! I can't wait to see my dress when it comes in. She was very understanding and really helped show me all Read more...
Penny is amazing!! I can't wait to see my dress when it comes in. She was very understanding and really helped show me all kinds of choices! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/31/2014
2.9/5.0
My dress was absolutely beautiful. I was advised my dress would be in by a certain date, and when this day came I called and left messages multiple times with no response. I finally got a hold of someone after my dress had not come in (at this point 5 days late), and was advised it would not be in for another 5-10 days! I only had 4 weeks, once my dress came in to get alterations. My dress fit strangely, and I had to pay over $600 for last minute alterations from another vendor.

I would only recommend this vendor because of their selection of dresses.
My dress was absolutely beautiful. I was advised my dress would be in by a certain date, and when this day came I called Read more...
My dress was absolutely beautiful. I was advised my dress would be in by a certain date, and when this day came I called and left messages multiple times with no response. I finally got a hold of someone after my dress had not come in (at this point 5 days late), and was advised it would not be in for another 5-10 days! I only had 4 weeks, once my dress came in to get alterations. My dress fit strangely, and I had to pay over $600 for last minute alterations from another vendor.

I would only recommend this vendor because of their selection of dresses. Read less
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Chenise
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I came here because my sister in law found her dress here a few years ago. It was the second shop I went to, but I found my dress on the first visit. An allure dress that was loved by all. Purchase, cleaning and alterations processes were all a breeze. I would definitely recommend to future brides.
I came here because my sister in law found her dress here a few years ago. It was the second shop I went to, but I found Read more...
I came here because my sister in law found her dress here a few years ago. It was the second shop I went to, but I found my dress on the first visit. An allure dress that was loved by all. Purchase, cleaning and alterations processes were all a breeze. I would definitely recommend to future brides. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/21/2014
0.8/5.0
Beyond horrible experience. After going to Alfredo Angelo and David's Bridal I really hoped that I would find the perfect Bridesmaid dress at Ventura's. We arrived on time, was greeted very professionally but once our representative came SHE HARDLY ever helped us. We picked all of our dresses, figured out OUR own sizes, walked practically naked all the way out because it was hard for them to zip themselves up all the way. She constantly disappeared at time and left us wondering more information on the dress. Had to repeatedly asked if it came in our color and she said she "Didnt Know". We did find a dress that I was happy with but I was NOT going to give them my service. Maybe they are nicer to their brides but they treat THE BRIDE and her BRIDESMAID like total CRAP when finding the bridesmaid dress.. Which in the end would cost a cool $2000+ in total..
Beyond horrible experience. After going to Alfredo Angelo and David's Bridal I really hoped that I would find the perfect Read more...
Beyond horrible experience. After going to Alfredo Angelo and David's Bridal I really hoped that I would find the perfect Bridesmaid dress at Ventura's. We arrived on time, was greeted very professionally but once our representative came SHE HARDLY ever helped us. We picked all of our dresses, figured out OUR own sizes, walked practically naked all the way out because it was hard for them to zip themselves up all the way. She constantly disappeared at time and left us wondering more information on the dress. Had to repeatedly asked if it came in our color and she said she "Didnt Know". We did find a dress that I was happy with but I was NOT going to give them my service. Maybe they are nicer to their brides but they treat THE BRIDE and her BRIDESMAID like total CRAP when finding the bridesmaid dress.. Which in the end would cost a cool $2000+ in total.. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/14/2014
4.7/5.0
When I went to Ventura's I was looking for a very specific dress and even though they didn't carry the dress, they were able and willing to order it for me! We picked our sizing well, and had to do minimal alterations to it, but even those that were done, were top notch! Thanks to Ventura's I felt absolutely beautiful on my wedding day!
When I went to Ventura's I was looking for a very specific dress and even though they didn't carry the dress, they were Read more...
When I went to Ventura's I was looking for a very specific dress and even though they didn't carry the dress, they were able and willing to order it for me! We picked our sizing well, and had to do minimal alterations to it, but even those that were done, were top notch! Thanks to Ventura's I felt absolutely beautiful on my wedding day! Read less
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Sophie
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica (who no longer works there) helped me with my bridal dress and all my bridesmaids with theirs. She made the process so fun and stress free. I really enjoyed being able to go and try my dress on several times before I finally decided. They were great about accommodating my bridesmaids to come in at their convenience to get fitted, and all the dresses came in sooner than expected. When we went to pick up the dresses, they were all nicely secured and pressed and were ready to wear. They were great at calling to keep me in the loop with all my bridesmaids and confirming appointments and when each of the items I ordered (belt, dress, headband) had arrived. And to top it off they are open 7 days a week so it made it very convenient to go.
Jessica (who no longer works there) helped me with my bridal dress and all my bridesmaids with theirs. She made the Read more...
Jessica (who no longer works there) helped me with my bridal dress and all my bridesmaids with theirs. She made the process so fun and stress free. I really enjoyed being able to go and try my dress on several times before I finally decided. They were great about accommodating my bridesmaids to come in at their convenience to get fitted, and all the dresses came in sooner than expected. When we went to pick up the dresses, they were all nicely secured and pressed and were ready to wear. They were great at calling to keep me in the loop with all my bridesmaids and confirming appointments and when each of the items I ordered (belt, dress, headband) had arrived. And to top it off they are open 7 days a week so it made it very convenient to go. Read less
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Gris
Wedding:
12/27/2013
4.6/5.0
I found my dress here, I went in June and Karina was the one that helped me. Let me tell you Karina is so sweet, and nice she really takes her time with you, and makes sure you try what you're looking for, I highly recommend Karina, ask for her when you go try on dresses. My dress just got here last month, I went in for the fitting and it fit perfect all I needed was the bustle, and it was $60 for it, I was honestly scared that it would be more, since I had read the reviews, but nope the lady said $60, I went in today to see it, and it was good, I get to bring my dress with me next month.
I found my dress here, I went in June and Karina was the one that helped me. Let me tell you Karina is so sweet, and nice Read more...
I found my dress here, I went in June and Karina was the one that helped me. Let me tell you Karina is so sweet, and nice she really takes her time with you, and makes sure you try what you're looking for, I highly recommend Karina, ask for her when you go try on dresses. My dress just got here last month, I went in for the fitting and it fit perfect all I needed was the bustle, and it was $60 for it, I was honestly scared that it would be more, since I had read the reviews, but nope the lady said $60, I went in today to see it, and it was good, I get to bring my dress with me next month. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Sandra at Ventura's was extremely helpful. She helped me find the perfect dress and even made all my changes happen. I added a cathedral length train. It is to die for. She was so helpful and kind that we came back and bought a second dress for the evening since the price was so below my budget. Sandra and Mrs. Ventura were extremely patient with me and my picky groom and helped us get everything perfect before we left for out destination wedding. I will continue to recommend Ventura's to everyone!
Sandra at Ventura's was extremely helpful. She helped me find the perfect dress and even made all my changes happen. I Read more...
Sandra at Ventura's was extremely helpful. She helped me find the perfect dress and even made all my changes happen. I added a cathedral length train. It is to die for. She was so helpful and kind that we came back and bought a second dress for the evening since the price was so below my budget. Sandra and Mrs. Ventura were extremely patient with me and my picky groom and helped us get everything perfect before we left for out destination wedding. I will continue to recommend Ventura's to everyone! Read less
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Vanessa J.
Wedding:
12/13/2013
3.6/5.0
Ventura's looks pretty shady and isn't the nicest bridal shop, but they had the dress I wanted. There was an issue with the measurements so the dress I ordered got sent back, which caused my bridal portraits to get rescheduled. The second dress came in fairly quickly and the alterations lady did a good job. Since my two fittings were scheduled in time for my portraits, several months before the wedding, I asked about scheduling another appointment in case my weight fluctuated. I was assured that I could come in if it was a minor alteration, but this proved to be untrue, and the week of my wedding, I had to do some arm-twisting to get a slight alteration.
Ventura's looks pretty shady and isn't the nicest bridal shop, but they had the dress I wanted. There was an issue with Read more...
Ventura's looks pretty shady and isn't the nicest bridal shop, but they had the dress I wanted. There was an issue with the measurements so the dress I ordered got sent back, which caused my bridal portraits to get rescheduled. The second dress came in fairly quickly and the alterations lady did a good job. Since my two fittings were scheduled in time for my portraits, several months before the wedding, I asked about scheduling another appointment in case my weight fluctuated. I was assured that I could come in if it was a minor alteration, but this proved to be untrue, and the week of my wedding, I had to do some arm-twisting to get a slight alteration. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
This is wear I said YES to my Maggie Sottero Dress! It's not the fanciest place in town but they have competitive pricing and a large selection. I also love my consultant Penny. She was the BFF you want when shopping for the most expensive dress you'll probably ever buy! Caring, knowledgable and honest. The alterations were perfect. I would definitely recommend Ventura's for any bride looking for her dress!!
This is wear I said YES to my Maggie Sottero Dress! It's not the fanciest place in town but they have competitive pricing Read more...
This is wear I said YES to my Maggie Sottero Dress! It's not the fanciest place in town but they have competitive pricing and a large selection. I also love my consultant Penny. She was the BFF you want when shopping for the most expensive dress you'll probably ever buy! Caring, knowledgable and honest. The alterations were perfect. I would definitely recommend Ventura's for any bride looking for her dress!! Read less
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Millie Q
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful gowns at a reasonable price. I got so many compliments on my dress.
Beautiful gowns at a reasonable price. I got so many compliments on my dress.
Beautiful gowns at a reasonable price. I got so many compliments on my dress. Read less
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Sloane
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.2/5.0
I bought my dress here and loved it. They seem to run a tight ship, so make sure you plan all your fittings in advance because they get booked! Overall, they did a great job in letting me know when everything arrived and the seamstresses there made perfect alterations. I was definitely happy I bought from them.
I bought my dress here and loved it. They seem to run a tight ship, so make sure you plan all your fittings in advance Read more...
I bought my dress here and loved it. They seem to run a tight ship, so make sure you plan all your fittings in advance because they get booked! Overall, they did a great job in letting me know when everything arrived and the seamstresses there made perfect alterations. I was definitely happy I bought from them. Read less
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S
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Sandra from Ventura's helped me get the perfect dress for my wedding. She was very sweet and helped me get my dress altered and fitted in time when we were down to the wire. Ventura's had a great selection of dresses that fit my budget. Thank you Ventura's for making my dream dress a reality!
Sandra from Ventura's helped me get the perfect dress for my wedding. She was very sweet and helped me get my dress Read more...
Sandra from Ventura's helped me get the perfect dress for my wedding. She was very sweet and helped me get my dress altered and fitted in time when we were down to the wire. Ventura's had a great selection of dresses that fit my budget. Thank you Ventura's for making my dream dress a reality! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.5/5.0
Jennifer was amazing! They had the exact dress I wanted and I only had to wait 2 months. Only downside: questionable part of town. Otherwise, great!!
Jennifer was amazing! They had the exact dress I wanted and I only had to wait 2 months. Only downside: questionable part Read more...
Jennifer was amazing! They had the exact dress I wanted and I only had to wait 2 months. Only downside: questionable part of town. Otherwise, great!! Read less
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Alycia
Wedding:
7/27/2013
1.2/5.0
I bought my dress at Ventura Bridal, and I was happy with the selection offered. The sales woman who helped me that day was Jessica and she was amazing!! She helped me find the dress of my dreams and we scheduled an appointment to return for bridesmaid’s dresses. When my bridal party and I returned, we learned that Jessica had left the store indefinitely. Our disappointment had only just begun. I never again went the store and received the same kind of service I did that first day. The sales people were unhelpful, rude and clueless. Clearly, they were unhappy at their job and had better places to be. The day of my first fitting I had questions, but the woman assisting me did NOT have answers. I just wanted to know “where is my belt?” Her response: “I don’t know.” Not “let me find out for you” or “let me go check”, just “I don’t know” and that was IT! Then I asked her if I had purchased the correct petticoat to go with the dress and again she responded: “I don’t know.” I eventually asked her to leave. She was only making me angry and was anything but helpful. Against all instincts, I agreed to have my alterations done at the store. I went back for 4 more visits and still had to take my dress to a second vendor to correct the damage Ventura did. The seamstress at Ventura who attempted my alterations hemmed the dress too short and incorrectly cut the bodice so it was digging into me. Even though I loved my dress, I had no desire to ever wear it. A coworker recommended Beautiful U, where an actual dressmaker would look at my dress. Not only did they repair the damage, but she created a whole new waistline and the dress fit like a glove! I will definitely be reviewing Beautiful U with top ratings and recommend them strongly to any bride!!! However, Ventura Bridal deserves the lowest possible rating and any bride who finds her dress her there should take it and RUN!!
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I bought my dress at Ventura Bridal, and I was happy with the selection offered. The sales woman who helped me that day was Jessica and she was amazing!! She helped me find the dress of my dreams and we scheduled an appointment to return for bridesmaid’s dresses. When my bridal party and I returned, we learned that Jessica had left the store indefinitely. Our disappointment had only just begun. I never again went the store and received the same kind of service I did that first day. The sales people were unhelpful, rude and clueless. Clearly, they were unhappy at their job and had better places to be. The day of my first fitting I had questions, but the woman assisting me did NOT have answers. I just wanted to know “where is my belt?” Her response: “I don’t know.” Not “let me find out for you” or “let me go check”, just “I don’t know” and that was IT! Then I asked her if I had purchased the correct petticoat to go with the dress and again she responded: “I don’t know.” I eventually asked her to leave. She was only making me angry and was anything but helpful. Against all instincts, I agreed to have my alterations done at the store. I went back for 4 more visits and still had to take my dress to a second vendor to correct the damage Ventura did. The seamstress at Ventura who attempted my alterations hemmed the dress too short and incorrectly cut the bodice so it was digging into me. Even though I loved my dress, I had no desire to ever wear it. A coworker recommended Beautiful U, where an actual dressmaker would look at my dress. Not only did they repair the damage, but she created a whole new waistline and the dress fit like a glove! I will definitely be reviewing Beautiful U with top ratings and recommend them strongly to any bride!!! However, Ventura Bridal deserves the lowest possible rating and any bride who finds her dress her there should take it and RUN!! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Geni was extremely helpful in helping me find the dress of my dreams. She did not pressure me into anything & she gave me her honest opinion on several dresses (not just what I was wanting to hear).
Geni was extremely helpful in helping me find the dress of my dreams. She did not pressure me into anything & she gave me Read more...
Geni was extremely helpful in helping me find the dress of my dreams. She did not pressure me into anything & she gave me her honest opinion on several dresses (not just what I was wanting to hear). Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
While the outside of the building isn't impressive, they have more dresses than any place I've ever seen. Their prices are amazing and the selection is perfect.
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While the outside of the building isn't impressive, they have more dresses than any place I've ever seen. Their prices are amazing and the selection is perfect. Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The ONLY place in Houston to buy a wedding gown!! The staff at Ventura's is incredible. They help you through the entire process of choosing the most important accessory for your wedding (next to the groom and ring of course - ha!). They have the BEST selection and BEST prices of anywhere in or out of town. I spent weeks shopping this boutique and that boutique and found my dress at Ventura's in 30 minutes flat. They have onsite tailoring and hundreds of bridesmaids gowns to match. They even changed the back upper zipper to a corset which for strapless gowns is a MUST. My dress was absolutely gorgeous. I would never shop anywhere else for a gown or recommend any other place. Ventura's is THE bridal gown store.
The ONLY place in Houston to buy a wedding gown!! The staff at Ventura's is incredible. They help you through the entire Read more...
The ONLY place in Houston to buy a wedding gown!! The staff at Ventura's is incredible. They help you through the entire process of choosing the most important accessory for your wedding (next to the groom and ring of course - ha!). They have the BEST selection and BEST prices of anywhere in or out of town. I spent weeks shopping this boutique and that boutique and found my dress at Ventura's in 30 minutes flat. They have onsite tailoring and hundreds of bridesmaids gowns to match. They even changed the back upper zipper to a corset which for strapless gowns is a MUST. My dress was absolutely gorgeous. I would never shop anywhere else for a gown or recommend any other place. Ventura's is THE bridal gown store. Read less
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Kami
Wedding:
6/21/2013
2.6/5.0
I’m actually getting married in DC, but went dress shopping in my hometown with my mom. I went to Ventura’s with an appointment to try on wedding dresses at the recommendation of a family friend. It was my last appointment during a long weekend of wedding dress shopping, and by that time I was so tired and frustrated I almost canceled the appointment, but I’m glad I didn’t! The whole experience was absolutely great! Taska, the owner waited on my mom and me. She showed us around and when we said we would like to browse, she let us look through all the racks while she looked up the list of dresses I had found online that I wanted to see in person. I found "the one" & the price was great too! It only took 2 weeks for my dress to come in. My mom picked up the dress for me & it was perfect until they got it home and realized the tie for the corset back was not in the bag. They were told it was in the plastic bag with the optional straps, but it wasn’t. My mom called the store and unfortunately Taska was away so she had quite the run around with the extremely rude manager about it. The manager first insisted they were too dumb to find it, and then that they had lost it. The girls waiting on her when she picked it up just said it was in the bag that wasn’t opened and then the dress wasn’t looked at again until they were at home and opened the bag the tie was supposed to be in. My mom had to call 4 times before the manager finally gave up and called the designer, Mori Lee, who sent a new one free of charge. The other girls at the store who talked to my mom in the process assured her this has happened before and the designer would take care of it, but the manager was just didn’t want to deal with it. Thankfully, mom took care of it all that mess. The first experience was fantastic, but after what my poor mother had to deal with I will be purchasing my veil & getting my alterations done elsewhere. However, if you do decide to shop there, try to ask for Taska.
I’m actually getting married in DC, but went dress shopping in my hometown with my mom. I went to Ventura’s with an Read more...
I’m actually getting married in DC, but went dress shopping in my hometown with my mom. I went to Ventura’s with an appointment to try on wedding dresses at the recommendation of a family friend. It was my last appointment during a long weekend of wedding dress shopping, and by that time I was so tired and frustrated I almost canceled the appointment, but I’m glad I didn’t! The whole experience was absolutely great! Taska, the owner waited on my mom and me. She showed us around and when we said we would like to browse, she let us look through all the racks while she looked up the list of dresses I had found online that I wanted to see in person. I found "the one" & the price was great too! It only took 2 weeks for my dress to come in. My mom picked up the dress for me & it was perfect until they got it home and realized the tie for the corset back was not in the bag. They were told it was in the plastic bag with the optional straps, but it wasn’t. My mom called the store and unfortunately Taska was away so she had quite the run around with the extremely rude manager about it. The manager first insisted they were too dumb to find it, and then that they had lost it. The girls waiting on her when she picked it up just said it was in the bag that wasn’t opened and then the dress wasn’t looked at again until they were at home and opened the bag the tie was supposed to be in. My mom had to call 4 times before the manager finally gave up and called the designer, Mori Lee, who sent a new one free of charge. The other girls at the store who talked to my mom in the process assured her this has happened before and the designer would take care of it, but the manager was just didn’t want to deal with it. Thankfully, mom took care of it all that mess. The first experience was fantastic, but after what my poor mother had to deal with I will be purchasing my veil & getting my alterations done elsewhere. However, if you do decide to shop there, try to ask for Taska. Read less
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Felicia
Wedding:
6/8/2013
0.7/5.0
Don't be fooled by the glitz & glamour they portray at The Bridal Extravaganza they are just models. The service is horrible. There is no need to make an appointment because they never stick to their schedule. A very unorganized company and please don't expect any feedback about your order. The owner is a very rude person but it stands to reason because her staff is very incompetent. Actually it's amazing Ventura's is still in business. There are entirely to many other formal wear stores to visit don't waste your time. In fact if they were the only store in Houston Texas I would tell you to find a store in another city and/or state.
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Don't be fooled by the glitz & glamour they portray at The Bridal Extravaganza they are just models. The service is horrible. There is no need to make an appointment because they never stick to their schedule. A very unorganized company and please don't expect any feedback about your order. The owner is a very rude person but it stands to reason because her staff is very incompetent. Actually it's amazing Ventura's is still in business. There are entirely to many other formal wear stores to visit don't waste your time. In fact if they were the only store in Houston Texas I would tell you to find a store in another city and/or state. Read less
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Adriane
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.6/5.0
Ventura's Bridal has a fantastic selection of dresses in a wide range of prices. My only problem was that they were booked solid for alterations.
Ventura's Bridal has a fantastic selection of dresses in a wide range of prices. My only problem was that they were booked Read more...
Ventura's Bridal has a fantastic selection of dresses in a wide range of prices. My only problem was that they were booked solid for alterations. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/23/2013
4.7/5.0
Penny was a great bridal consultant!
Penny was a great bridal consultant!
Penny was a great bridal consultant! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.6/5.0
Everytime I was in the store, the associates were very helpful. My original consultant left the company shortly after I purchased my gown, but everything worked out well regardless. I felt that I received a more than fair price on the gown and veil and the alterations were on par with what I had anticipated (considering there were 5 layers of dress to hem!). We purchased bridesmaid dresses from them as well and they were delivered well within the timeframe quoted.
Everytime I was in the store, the associates were very helpful. My original consultant left the company shortly after I Read more...
Everytime I was in the store, the associates were very helpful. My original consultant left the company shortly after I purchased my gown, but everything worked out well regardless. I felt that I received a more than fair price on the gown and veil and the alterations were on par with what I had anticipated (considering there were 5 layers of dress to hem!). We purchased bridesmaid dresses from them as well and they were delivered well within the timeframe quoted. Read less
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tonya
Wedding:
4/13/2013
3.8/5.0
This is the place to find your wedding dress!! They have a trillion dresses, designers, and price ranges.
After traveling all over Houston, Ventura was the Bridal Shop with the best selection and prices.
Getting an appointment is easy on the weekends, you just have to be flexible about the time of day.
Make sure you set you dress fitting appointments when you purchase the dress, because they book up months in advance on the weekends.

Happy Shopping!
This is the place to find your wedding dress!! They have a trillion dresses, designers, and price ranges.
After Read more...
This is the place to find your wedding dress!! They have a trillion dresses, designers, and price ranges.
After traveling all over Houston, Ventura was the Bridal Shop with the best selection and prices.
Getting an appointment is easy on the weekends, you just have to be flexible about the time of day.
Make sure you set you dress fitting appointments when you purchase the dress, because they book up months in advance on the weekends.

Happy Shopping! Read less
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Jaimie
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Kris was my dress consultant and she made my experience so wonderful. I had gone to about 8 different bridal salons and Ventura's was my last and final hope before I was going to wear a potato sack. Kris pulled dresses that I loved and we final found one. It was always a pleasant experience at Ventura's.
Kris was my dress consultant and she made my experience so wonderful. I had gone to about 8 different bridal salons and Read more...
Kris was my dress consultant and she made my experience so wonderful. I had gone to about 8 different bridal salons and Ventura's was my last and final hope before I was going to wear a potato sack. Kris pulled dresses that I loved and we final found one. It was always a pleasant experience at Ventura's. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Let me beging by saying MY GOWN IS GORGEOUS!!! Being an older and plus sized bride, I was concerned about finding a bridal salon that would be receptive to my needs. My girlfriend recommended Ventura's Bridal because she had had such a wonderful experience finding the gown of her dreams for her wedding. Miss Gina was the best!! You need to ask for Ms. Gina at Ventura's Bridal.

I'd been watching 'Say Yes to the Dress,' and had an idea of what I needed to do to be prepared when I walked into the bridal salon. Ms. Gina was fantastic! I showed her a couple of pictures, and told her what I was looking for in a bridal gown. Two hours and four gowns later, I was walking out of Ventura's Bridal after having found and ordered the wedding gown of my dreams! How many people can say that? My gown was actually number 3, but I tried on a fourth just to make sure. That is how good Ms. Gina is!
Let me beging by saying MY GOWN IS GORGEOUS!!! Being an older and plus sized bride, I was concerned about finding a bridal Read more...
Let me beging by saying MY GOWN IS GORGEOUS!!! Being an older and plus sized bride, I was concerned about finding a bridal salon that would be receptive to my needs. My girlfriend recommended Ventura's Bridal because she had had such a wonderful experience finding the gown of her dreams for her wedding. Miss Gina was the best!! You need to ask for Ms. Gina at Ventura's Bridal.

I'd been watching 'Say Yes to the Dress,' and had an idea of what I needed to do to be prepared when I walked into the bridal salon. Ms. Gina was fantastic! I showed her a couple of pictures, and told her what I was looking for in a bridal gown. Two hours and four gowns later, I was walking out of Ventura's Bridal after having found and ordered the wedding gown of my dreams! How many people can say that? My gown was actually number 3, but I tried on a fourth just to make sure. That is how good Ms. Gina is! Read less
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renee
Wedding:
12/28/2012
4.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding dress was absolutely gorgeous! We were also able to purchase the bridesmaids dresses here as well and they were also beautiful.
We did have a little problem with the alterations, but we finally got it right, except for the bustles. They did not hold the dress which create a hassle for the bride. I know the dress was heavy, but I would have thought that the seamstress would have known how to create the bustles that would hold it.
Other than that we had a good experience with Ventura's and would recommend it.
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Our daughter's wedding dress was absolutely gorgeous! We were also able to purchase the bridesmaids dresses here as well and they were also beautiful.
We did have a little problem with the alterations, but we finally got it right, except for the bustles. They did not hold the dress which create a hassle for the bride. I know the dress was heavy, but I would have thought that the seamstress would have known how to create the bustles that would hold it.
Other than that we had a good experience with Ventura's and would recommend it. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/16/2012
4.8/5.0
Before coming to Ventura's, I had gone to David's Bridal and one bridal boutique in Austin where I tried on around 7 dresses without getting the *wow* moment. I decided to come to Ventura's on a friend's recommendation and I'm glad that I did! In the end, I purchased my gown and had alterations done at Ventura's. ***I'm gonna repeat other reviewers' warnings: Ventura's looks like a creepy warehouse from the outside (and it isn't well lit or decorated in the inside either)...I actually think I've driven past it during my childhood thinking, "Who would get their wedding dress THERE?" But anyways - I was paired with consultant Kris and she was super friendly to me, my mom, sister, and dad. I came in wanting to try 2 particular dresses already so she helped me find those and she also let me look through their HUGE selection of dresses too. I tried on 4-5 dresses that day, but it was clear that I'd fallen in love with one of the dresses I came in wanting to try. I went home to think about the dress and Kris was totally fine with it. I came back two days later with one of my bridesmaids and her mom to see their reactions to my dress and that cemented my decision. I also got a free veil as a Black Friday special so that was great! The alterations were done in 2 visits. At the first visit they take your measurements and you get try on your own dress for the first time! The second visit is where you try on your final product - if there aren't any changes needed, you can take your dress home then. I took a star off of 'Professionalism' because I felt that my tailor was handling my precious gown roughly. My bodice was covered in beading, pearls, and Swarovski crystals so I was handling it as carefully as possible. The tailor kinda threw my dress into the garment bag every time I took my dress off and that sort-of horrified me. Fortunately, my dress survived my tailor's rough handling and I looked beautiful in my dress on my and my husband's special day <3
Before coming to Ventura's, I had gone to David's Bridal and one bridal boutique in Austin where I tried on around 7 Read more...
Before coming to Ventura's, I had gone to David's Bridal and one bridal boutique in Austin where I tried on around 7 dresses without getting the *wow* moment. I decided to come to Ventura's on a friend's recommendation and I'm glad that I did! In the end, I purchased my gown and had alterations done at Ventura's. ***I'm gonna repeat other reviewers' warnings: Ventura's looks like a creepy warehouse from the outside (and it isn't well lit or decorated in the inside either)...I actually think I've driven past it during my childhood thinking, "Who would get their wedding dress THERE?" But anyways - I was paired with consultant Kris and she was super friendly to me, my mom, sister, and dad. I came in wanting to try 2 particular dresses already so she helped me find those and she also let me look through their HUGE selection of dresses too. I tried on 4-5 dresses that day, but it was clear that I'd fallen in love with one of the dresses I came in wanting to try. I went home to think about the dress and Kris was totally fine with it. I came back two days later with one of my bridesmaids and her mom to see their reactions to my dress and that cemented my decision. I also got a free veil as a Black Friday special so that was great! The alterations were done in 2 visits. At the first visit they take your measurements and you get try on your own dress for the first time! The second visit is where you try on your final product - if there aren't any changes needed, you can take your dress home then. I took a star off of 'Professionalism' because I felt that my tailor was handling my precious gown roughly. My bodice was covered in beading, pearls, and Swarovski crystals so I was handling it as carefully as possible. The tailor kinda threw my dress into the garment bag every time I took my dress off and that sort-of horrified me. Fortunately, my dress survived my tailor's rough handling and I looked beautiful in my dress on my and my husband's special day <3 Read less
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Rhonda
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Such nice people to work with, and a great selection of dresses. We came to Venturas for a specific dress that we saw at the Bridal Extravaganza for th Rehearsal Dinner and came away with that dress and the Wedding Dress. We came back and found the Bridesmaids dresses as well. Very responsive to all our crazy questions and very efficient handling the issues (which were not big). Would recommend them to everyone, visit Venturas before you make that big purchase, you will be very pleasantly surprised!
Such nice people to work with, and a great selection of dresses. We came to Venturas for a specific dress that we saw at Read more...
Such nice people to work with, and a great selection of dresses. We came to Venturas for a specific dress that we saw at the Bridal Extravaganza for th Rehearsal Dinner and came away with that dress and the Wedding Dress. We came back and found the Bridesmaids dresses as well. Very responsive to all our crazy questions and very efficient handling the issues (which were not big). Would recommend them to everyone, visit Venturas before you make that big purchase, you will be very pleasantly surprised! Read less
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Jacquelyn
Wedding:
12/12/2012
4.5/5.0
Ventura's Bridal was a great place to find a dress. They have beautiful dresses and name brands but they are no super expensive. The alterations were also reasonably priced and the ladies were very nice. The only complaint is that they book up quick!
Ventura's Bridal was a great place to find a dress. They have beautiful dresses and name brands but they are no super Read more...
Ventura's Bridal was a great place to find a dress. They have beautiful dresses and name brands but they are no super expensive. The alterations were also reasonably priced and the ladies were very nice. The only complaint is that they book up quick! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.6/5.0
Ventura's was great!!! I thought I would have to spend thousands of dollars for my dream dress after watching those bridal shows like "Say Yes to the Dress," but Ventura's has better selections at way lower prices. Their space is a bit limited, but their expansive selection makes up for it. The rep who helped me went above and beyond in making sure that my huge family (10 of us total) had enough privacy and room to watch me try on 10-15 dresses. She has since left the business, but I have heard of others have similar positive experiences to mine.
Ventura's was great!!! I thought I would have to spend thousands of dollars for my dream dress after watching those bridal Read more...
Ventura's was great!!! I thought I would have to spend thousands of dollars for my dream dress after watching those bridal shows like "Say Yes to the Dress," but Ventura's has better selections at way lower prices. Their space is a bit limited, but their expansive selection makes up for it. The rep who helped me went above and beyond in making sure that my huge family (10 of us total) had enough privacy and room to watch me try on 10-15 dresses. She has since left the business, but I have heard of others have similar positive experiences to mine. Read less
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Lyndsey
Wedding:
11/2/2012
4.5/5.0
I purchased my gown and my three bridemaid's dress from Ventura's and had a great experience. They are not located in the best part of town and the building is not like a TLC show, but their selection and prices are great. I went in with a look in mind and my consultant, Jessica, pulled 5 dresses for me to try one; three that I selected before I got to the store and two were her choice. Jessica's dress was hands down the prettiest and we purchased it the same day. (Right after we left the store I called my husband's cousin who also purchased her dress from Ventura's. Jessica was her consultant as well and she also ended up choosing one of the consultant's picks. They really do know what they're doing.) We selected bridemaid dresses the same day although no appointment is necessary for that. Everything was perfect and my only complaint would be that they are BOOKED for fittings. We scheduled my fittings about 3 months out and when I asked to move my first one, they said it wasn't possible and that if I couldn't make it then they could recommend someone else to do the alterations.

Overall great experience, just not a lot of options for fittings.
I purchased my gown and my three bridemaid's dress from Ventura's and had a great experience. They are not located in the Read more...
I purchased my gown and my three bridemaid's dress from Ventura's and had a great experience. They are not located in the best part of town and the building is not like a TLC show, but their selection and prices are great. I went in with a look in mind and my consultant, Jessica, pulled 5 dresses for me to try one; three that I selected before I got to the store and two were her choice. Jessica's dress was hands down the prettiest and we purchased it the same day. (Right after we left the store I called my husband's cousin who also purchased her dress from Ventura's. Jessica was her consultant as well and she also ended up choosing one of the consultant's picks. They really do know what they're doing.) We selected bridemaid dresses the same day although no appointment is necessary for that. Everything was perfect and my only complaint would be that they are BOOKED for fittings. We scheduled my fittings about 3 months out and when I asked to move my first one, they said it wasn't possible and that if I couldn't make it then they could recommend someone else to do the alterations.

Overall great experience, just not a lot of options for fittings. Read less
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Appearances can definitely be deceiving. When we drove up to Ventura's, I was kind of thinking, "No way am I going to find my dress here!" On my first visit, the consultant (who no longer works there) was more than helpful when pulling dresses and offering alteration suggestions.

The day that I went in to order my dress, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted but asked the consultant to toss in two other options just so I could "make sure" I had THE ONE. Penny (the consultant) picked two dresses out that I never would've considered, and I'll be darned one of them was THE ONE. I don't know how, but the woman I had only spoken to for 5 minutes picked my dress out for me! We added on a sash to complete the look.

My alterations were done at Ventura's, as well. The process was made easier because my grandma spoke Spanish. Had I gone alone, it probably would've been a little more difficult to exactly what I wanted. Everything was done to a T. I was exstatic on my wedding day in my dress and sash!
Appearances can definitely be deceiving. When we drove up to Ventura's, I was kind of thinking, "No way am I going to find Read more...
Appearances can definitely be deceiving. When we drove up to Ventura's, I was kind of thinking, "No way am I going to find my dress here!" On my first visit, the consultant (who no longer works there) was more than helpful when pulling dresses and offering alteration suggestions.

The day that I went in to order my dress, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted but asked the consultant to toss in two other options just so I could "make sure" I had THE ONE. Penny (the consultant) picked two dresses out that I never would've considered, and I'll be darned one of them was THE ONE. I don't know how, but the woman I had only spoken to for 5 minutes picked my dress out for me! We added on a sash to complete the look.

My alterations were done at Ventura's, as well. The process was made easier because my grandma spoke Spanish. Had I gone alone, it probably would've been a little more difficult to exactly what I wanted. Everything was done to a T. I was exstatic on my wedding day in my dress and sash! Read less
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Naila
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.4/5.0
Loved my dress price was sooo good!!
Loved my dress price was sooo good!!
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with Jessica as my consultant. She was very helpful in efficiently picking out my dress! They have a ton of dresses to choose from in a wide variety of styles!
I had a great experience with Jessica as my consultant. She was very helpful in efficiently picking out my dress! They Read more...
I had a great experience with Jessica as my consultant. She was very helpful in efficiently picking out my dress! They have a ton of dresses to choose from in a wide variety of styles! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Ventura's Bridal has a fantastic selection of bridal gowns with all different price points. There store was my first stop when I went wedding gown shopping and that is where I said "Yes To The Dress"!! My gown was perfect and in my budget. I felt like a princess on my big day:-)!

I will be recommending Ventura's to all of my girlfriends who will be looking for a wedding gown in the future!
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Ventura's Bridal has a fantastic selection of bridal gowns with all different price points. There store was my first stop when I went wedding gown shopping and that is where I said "Yes To The Dress"!! My gown was perfect and in my budget. I felt like a princess on my big day:-)!

I will be recommending Ventura's to all of my girlfriends who will be looking for a wedding gown in the future! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Jessica helped me with picking out my wedding dress, and she's phenomenal! She knows her stuff, and is so so sweet. She helps you find the dress that will look great on you, but she also listens to what you want and pulls great dresses. Loved her! My dress was the second one I tried on :)
Jessica helped me with picking out my wedding dress, and she's phenomenal! She knows her stuff, and is so so sweet. She Read more...
Jessica helped me with picking out my wedding dress, and she's phenomenal! She knows her stuff, and is so so sweet. She helps you find the dress that will look great on you, but she also listens to what you want and pulls great dresses. Loved her! My dress was the second one I tried on :) Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Where to begin?! I originally bought my dress from Marry Go Round, a resale shop for wedding dresses. However, my alterations lady ruined it beyond repair. I called Ventura's Bridal in desperation 4 weeks before my wedding because I knew they carried the same exact dress. The girl on the phone was very nice and said I could drop by to try on the dress at any time that day. I did, just to be sure of the size and fitting, and she told me they could have the dress in just one week! She ordered the size I requested, not the size they thought I should be, and it came in exactly when they said it would! They literally saved my wedding! My mom also got her dress there the year before for her wedding and I remember it being a great experience for her. They carry a great selection and variety.
Where to begin?! I originally bought my dress from Marry Go Round, a resale shop for wedding dresses. However, my Read more...
Where to begin?! I originally bought my dress from Marry Go Round, a resale shop for wedding dresses. However, my alterations lady ruined it beyond repair. I called Ventura's Bridal in desperation 4 weeks before my wedding because I knew they carried the same exact dress. The girl on the phone was very nice and said I could drop by to try on the dress at any time that day. I did, just to be sure of the size and fitting, and she told me they could have the dress in just one week! She ordered the size I requested, not the size they thought I should be, and it came in exactly when they said it would! They literally saved my wedding! My mom also got her dress there the year before for her wedding and I remember it being a great experience for her. They carry a great selection and variety. Read less
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Dara
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
My dress was the most affordable dress I have ever seen and it looked like a million dollars. The staff, especially Jessica, was very helpful in picking out the right dress in the correct size and for the right price. I have several friends that went here for their dresses as well and we are ALL very satisfied! The only thing I cannot comment on is alterations because I had my dress altered out of state where I live.
My dress was the most affordable dress I have ever seen and it looked like a million dollars. The staff, especially Read more...
My dress was the most affordable dress I have ever seen and it looked like a million dollars. The staff, especially Jessica, was very helpful in picking out the right dress in the correct size and for the right price. I have several friends that went here for their dresses as well and we are ALL very satisfied! The only thing I cannot comment on is alterations because I had my dress altered out of state where I live. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/16/2012
3.2/5.0
They were very helpful when we went into buy the dress, but afterwards the quality of service declined. My dress came in late and they gave away my appointment even though i told them not to since I had my bridal portraits already scheduled. Although the "fit me in" to get my dress done, they made me feel like I was a burden even though they made the mistake. They have a huge selection and it was cheaper than other stores I had been to, but their customer service was lacking.
They were very helpful when we went into buy the dress, but afterwards the quality of service declined. My dress came in Read more...
They were very helpful when we went into buy the dress, but afterwards the quality of service declined. My dress came in late and they gave away my appointment even though i told them not to since I had my bridal portraits already scheduled. Although the "fit me in" to get my dress done, they made me feel like I was a burden even though they made the mistake. They have a huge selection and it was cheaper than other stores I had been to, but their customer service was lacking. Read less
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Fortuna
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.5/5.0
I'm from out of town and after some online research, this seemed like a good place to go wedding dress shopping. I went with my mom, and had Jessica as my consultant. It was a great place! Jessica was very helpful and really listened to what I was requesting. We found my dress on the first try! I loved it! They were a little inflexible when I wanted my dress altered quicker than usual, and I had to go elsewhere to get my alterations done. Other than that, they have a good selection and great service. Ask for Jessica when you go!
I'm from out of town and after some online research, this seemed like a good place to go wedding dress shopping. I went Read more...
I'm from out of town and after some online research, this seemed like a good place to go wedding dress shopping. I went with my mom, and had Jessica as my consultant. It was a great place! Jessica was very helpful and really listened to what I was requesting. We found my dress on the first try! I loved it! They were a little inflexible when I wanted my dress altered quicker than usual, and I had to go elsewhere to get my alterations done. Other than that, they have a good selection and great service. Ask for Jessica when you go! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
5/13/2012
1.0/5.0
This vendor stressed me out and caused the most problems when it came to wedding planning. I was so excited when I first went to Ventura's and had an awesome bridal consultant. I bought my dress from them and was waiting on the phone call to schedule my fitting. They never called, so when my bridal portraits were coming up I decided I was tired of waiting so I called them. They proceeded to tell me that my bridal consultant had been fired and that I was out of luck to schedule a fitting because they were booked up until after my wedding. No one took over my file, so I was left in the dark of the whole process. They were rude about the whole process and my bridesmaids bought dresses from there that also got screwed up. The owner was very rude and sneaky about everything that happened.
This vendor stressed me out and caused the most problems when it came to wedding planning. I was so excited when I first Read more...
This vendor stressed me out and caused the most problems when it came to wedding planning. I was so excited when I first went to Ventura's and had an awesome bridal consultant. I bought my dress from them and was waiting on the phone call to schedule my fitting. They never called, so when my bridal portraits were coming up I decided I was tired of waiting so I called them. They proceeded to tell me that my bridal consultant had been fired and that I was out of luck to schedule a fitting because they were booked up until after my wedding. No one took over my file, so I was left in the dark of the whole process. They were rude about the whole process and my bridesmaids bought dresses from there that also got screwed up. The owner was very rude and sneaky about everything that happened. Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
4/27/2012
0.0/5.0
AWFUL! AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL!!!!!!!

To start, I ordered by dress in mid November for my late April wedding. I was ASSURED the dress would be here on time. I was also told that I would be placed at the top as far as priority alterations. However, 23 days before my wedding, my dress WAS NOT IN AMERICA.

My consultant, Cris, called me 2 hours before my appointment for my first fitting (that they scheduled just "assuming" the dress would be here) to cancel the fitting. When I asked for an explaination, she said she was busy and would call me back. She never did. I called back the following day and ended up talking with the OWNER of the company, Mrs. Ventura herself. She was nothing but rude. She ended up yelling at me, the customer, and telling me that they were just "over booked" so even after the dress got here they "couldn't guarentee it would be altered in time."

They were never able to tell me when my dress would be here. They REFUSED to give me a tracking number, even after they promised me it was in America. It was all a bunch of lies.

THEN..oh yes, this gets better..they told me I had to call and check up with them. Apparently they cannot do their own jobs. So fine, I called to check up the following week and they "lost me" in their system. They couldn't even find where I had ordered the dress at all. Awesome organiational skills, might I add.

They finally find my information, and by this time I have decided to take it elsewhere for alterations. I go to pick up the dress and....that's right...they lose it again. I get there, after I have been told it is IN THE SOTRE and they cannot find my dress, wedding date, not even my name.

It was the WORST experience of my entire wedding.

If I had it to do over again, I would get married in jeans before I would go to Ventura's...as it was, I almost had to do that anyway.

Awful.
AWFUL! AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL!!!!!!!

To start, I ordered by dress in mid November for my late April wedding. I was Read more...
AWFUL! AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL!!!!!!!

To start, I ordered by dress in mid November for my late April wedding. I was ASSURED the dress would be here on time. I was also told that I would be placed at the top as far as priority alterations. However, 23 days before my wedding, my dress WAS NOT IN AMERICA.

My consultant, Cris, called me 2 hours before my appointment for my first fitting (that they scheduled just "assuming" the dress would be here) to cancel the fitting. When I asked for an explaination, she said she was busy and would call me back. She never did. I called back the following day and ended up talking with the OWNER of the company, Mrs. Ventura herself. She was nothing but rude. She ended up yelling at me, the customer, and telling me that they were just "over booked" so even after the dress got here they "couldn't guarentee it would be altered in time."

They were never able to tell me when my dress would be here. They REFUSED to give me a tracking number, even after they promised me it was in America. It was all a bunch of lies.

THEN..oh yes, this gets better..they told me I had to call and check up with them. Apparently they cannot do their own jobs. So fine, I called to check up the following week and they "lost me" in their system. They couldn't even find where I had ordered the dress at all. Awesome organiational skills, might I add.

They finally find my information, and by this time I have decided to take it elsewhere for alterations. I go to pick up the dress and....that's right...they lose it again. I get there, after I have been told it is IN THE SOTRE and they cannot find my dress, wedding date, not even my name.

It was the WORST experience of my entire wedding.

If I had it to do over again, I would get married in jeans before I would go to Ventura's...as it was, I almost had to do that anyway.

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LandW88
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.2/5.0
When it comes to the bride, its all about the dress and I was extremely happy to have my consultant Brenda there to help me. She was very good at her job. She pulled all kinds of different dresses for me and had no qualms about taking them back and getting more until I found the dress. I am so thankful I had her there. I would definitely recommend going there during the week and making an appointment. As for alterations, make sure you book way in advance, they fill up fast, but I was pleased with my hem and bustle. They steamed my dress for free, but when I went to pick it up, a week before my wedding, they had a hard time finding my dress. And when they did the garment bag had a lot of tears in it. I dont know where my dress was, but I was just so glad it was ok, that i literally just took my dress and left, not wanting to be there another day. For me, the consultant is what sold me on this place and ultimately the dress.
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When it comes to the bride, its all about the dress and I was extremely happy to have my consultant Brenda there to help me. She was very good at her job. She pulled all kinds of different dresses for me and had no qualms about taking them back and getting more until I found the dress. I am so thankful I had her there. I would definitely recommend going there during the week and making an appointment. As for alterations, make sure you book way in advance, they fill up fast, but I was pleased with my hem and bustle. They steamed my dress for free, but when I went to pick it up, a week before my wedding, they had a hard time finding my dress. And when they did the garment bag had a lot of tears in it. I dont know where my dress was, but I was just so glad it was ok, that i literally just took my dress and left, not wanting to be there another day. For me, the consultant is what sold me on this place and ultimately the dress. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
3/18/2012
1.1/5.0
What should have been one of the most memorable and special moments in our daughter's life was an absolute NIGHTMARE!!! The alterations lady at Ventura's Bridal slaughtered her wedding dress, left off bustle buttons, snagged it, and we ended up having to pay DOUBLE to repair the damage she did. They were VERY unprofessional, the AIR was out when we went in for a fitting and my daughter had to dress in a dingy HOT room! The tailor spoke ZERO English and no one offered to translate or help us with the alterations. I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy!
What should have been one of the most memorable and special moments in our daughter's life was an absolute NIGHTMARE!!! Read more...
What should have been one of the most memorable and special moments in our daughter's life was an absolute NIGHTMARE!!! The alterations lady at Ventura's Bridal slaughtered her wedding dress, left off bustle buttons, snagged it, and we ended up having to pay DOUBLE to repair the damage she did. They were VERY unprofessional, the AIR was out when we went in for a fitting and my daughter had to dress in a dingy HOT room! The tailor spoke ZERO English and no one offered to translate or help us with the alterations. I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The staff is wonderful to work with! I had no problems with my dress or the bridesmaids' dresses! Alterations was expensive, but they did an amazing job!
The staff is wonderful to work with! I had no problems with my dress or the bridesmaids' dresses! Alterations was Read more...
The staff is wonderful to work with! I had no problems with my dress or the bridesmaids' dresses! Alterations was expensive, but they did an amazing job! Read less
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lvn415
Wedding:
1/1/2012
2.2/5.0
Of the entire wedding planning process, the wedding gown purchase was the worst experience that I had. Ventura was the second store that I visited to look for my wedding gown. They have a huge selection of gowns and they are priced slightly better than other boutiques in Houston. This is why I decided to order my gown from them. I went in 5 months before my wedding to order the gown, and they measured me and said that I needed to order a size 6. Luckily, one of my bridesmaids who recently got married advised me to order a size 4 (I would have had to get some major alteration work if I had listened to the sales consultant). After I placed my order and paid my deposit, I called to get a estimated time of arrival on my gown. I asked to speak to the sales consultant that was working with me, and they said she was unavailable every time. Finally, I spoke to the manager and asked her to provide an estimated time of arrival on my gown. She told me that I needed to put a rush on my dress or else it would not arrive in time to get alterations done. I was really upset that this was not brought to my attention when I placed the order. I asked to speak to the owner, and it was only then that the sales consultant called me back. She told me that the rush was not necessary and that they were simply trying to "cushion" the arrival time. I trusted her with this as I did not want to spend any more money on shipping. When my dress came in, I took it to a family friend to get alterations done since she could do it quicker and for less. In hindsight, I would have paid more at another boutique to have peace of mind and not be stressed out about my dress.
Of the entire wedding planning process, the wedding gown purchase was the worst experience that I had. Ventura was the Read more...
Of the entire wedding planning process, the wedding gown purchase was the worst experience that I had. Ventura was the second store that I visited to look for my wedding gown. They have a huge selection of gowns and they are priced slightly better than other boutiques in Houston. This is why I decided to order my gown from them. I went in 5 months before my wedding to order the gown, and they measured me and said that I needed to order a size 6. Luckily, one of my bridesmaids who recently got married advised me to order a size 4 (I would have had to get some major alteration work if I had listened to the sales consultant). After I placed my order and paid my deposit, I called to get a estimated time of arrival on my gown. I asked to speak to the sales consultant that was working with me, and they said she was unavailable every time. Finally, I spoke to the manager and asked her to provide an estimated time of arrival on my gown. She told me that I needed to put a rush on my dress or else it would not arrive in time to get alterations done. I was really upset that this was not brought to my attention when I placed the order. I asked to speak to the owner, and it was only then that the sales consultant called me back. She told me that the rush was not necessary and that they were simply trying to "cushion" the arrival time. I trusted her with this as I did not want to spend any more money on shipping. When my dress came in, I took it to a family friend to get alterations done since she could do it quicker and for less. In hindsight, I would have paid more at another boutique to have peace of mind and not be stressed out about my dress. Read less
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Jewlina
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
what can I say they are totally awesome and extremely helpful and wonderful, i could just go on and on and on love Ventura's
what can I say they are totally awesome and extremely helpful and wonderful, i could just go on and on and on love Read more...
what can I say they are totally awesome and extremely helpful and wonderful, i could just go on and on and on love Ventura's Read less
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Evangelina
Wedding:
11/12/2011
3.0/5.0
I tried on several dresses at Ventura Bridal but I just didn't like any for the cost. Finally, the owner brought over a close out sottero & midgley gown that was absolutely amazing. I promptly bought it! It did need to be altered so when I called to schedule the alteration Ventura refused. They said even if I paid they would not alter the gown. I still don't understand this and was pretty upset I was told before hand. I liked the selection if you go just ask alot of questions. Also, be prepared there are mostly very young girls that work there and aren't always very polite. Overall, Mrs. Ventura has better prices then the chain places. You'll just have to endure a few negatives.

I ended up finding an alteration place that was easy, friendly, and made my dress fit like a glove. It's called Beautiful U.
I tried on several dresses at Ventura Bridal but I just didn't like any for the cost. Finally, the owner brought over a Read more...
I tried on several dresses at Ventura Bridal but I just didn't like any for the cost. Finally, the owner brought over a close out sottero & midgley gown that was absolutely amazing. I promptly bought it! It did need to be altered so when I called to schedule the alteration Ventura refused. They said even if I paid they would not alter the gown. I still don't understand this and was pretty upset I was told before hand. I liked the selection if you go just ask alot of questions. Also, be prepared there are mostly very young girls that work there and aren't always very polite. Overall, Mrs. Ventura has better prices then the chain places. You'll just have to endure a few negatives.

I ended up finding an alteration place that was easy, friendly, and made my dress fit like a glove. It's called Beautiful U. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Ventura's Bridal was awesome! I highy recommend working with Jesscia! She treated me so great and was so supportive and always remembered me when I came in. Even if it was just to make a payment.
Ventura's Bridal was awesome! I highy recommend working with Jesscia! She treated me so great and was so supportive and Read more...
Ventura's Bridal was awesome! I highy recommend working with Jesscia! She treated me so great and was so supportive and always remembered me when I came in. Even if it was just to make a payment. Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
11/11/2011
3.1/5.0
I ran into a lot of issues with them,which could have been prevented if my dress was order correctly.
I ran into a lot of issues with them,which could have been prevented if my dress was order correctly.
I ran into a lot of issues with them,which could have been prevented if my dress was order correctly. Read less
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Finallyabride
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.8/5.0
I found my wedding dress at Ventura's Bridal in Houston. Geanie helped me find the PERFECT dress for the most special day of my life. It may not look like much from the outside...or the inside for that matter, but let me tell you, if you want selection, go to Ventura's! They don't have the same cookie cutter type of dresses that you'll find at David's Bridal or Alfred Angelo. The service was great, even though they always seem to be so busy on the weekends. I would defintely recommend booking a mid-week, mid-morning appointment so you don't feel rushed. They also handled my alterations, which came out amazing! If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg but want a great quality selection to choose from, I would highly recommend them.
I found my wedding dress at Ventura's Bridal in Houston. Geanie helped me find the PERFECT dress for the most special day Read more...
I found my wedding dress at Ventura's Bridal in Houston. Geanie helped me find the PERFECT dress for the most special day of my life. It may not look like much from the outside...or the inside for that matter, but let me tell you, if you want selection, go to Ventura's! They don't have the same cookie cutter type of dresses that you'll find at David's Bridal or Alfred Angelo. The service was great, even though they always seem to be so busy on the weekends. I would defintely recommend booking a mid-week, mid-morning appointment so you don't feel rushed. They also handled my alterations, which came out amazing! If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg but want a great quality selection to choose from, I would highly recommend them. Read less
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ashleyd89
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved this bridal shop! They had a huge selection and all of the woman working there were very friendly and helpful. I found my dress within the first hour and I could have found a more amazing one!
I loved this bridal shop! They had a huge selection and all of the woman working there were very friendly and helpful. I Read more...
I loved this bridal shop! They had a huge selection and all of the woman working there were very friendly and helpful. I found my dress within the first hour and I could have found a more amazing one! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/28/2011
4.2/5.0
I initially found my dress at another well known bridal salon in Katy. I decided to shop around and went to Ventura's on a friend's recommendation. When I called and made the appointment, I requested a specific dress and they said they didn't have a sample. When I arrived at my appointment, my consultant, Jessica, had managed to find and pull the dress that I requested. Jessica was awesome!! I HIGHLY recommend her! She knows her stuff. I also ordered my bridesmaids' dresses through Ventura's, since they were $50 cheaper than anybody else.
*Note to future brides/bridesmaids - Jim Hjelm dresses run SMALL! If your consultant tells you to order a size or 2 up, DO IT!
I initially found my dress at another well known bridal salon in Katy. I decided to shop around and went to Ventura's on a Read more...
I initially found my dress at another well known bridal salon in Katy. I decided to shop around and went to Ventura's on a friend's recommendation. When I called and made the appointment, I requested a specific dress and they said they didn't have a sample. When I arrived at my appointment, my consultant, Jessica, had managed to find and pull the dress that I requested. Jessica was awesome!! I HIGHLY recommend her! She knows her stuff. I also ordered my bridesmaids' dresses through Ventura's, since they were $50 cheaper than anybody else.
*Note to future brides/bridesmaids - Jim Hjelm dresses run SMALL! If your consultant tells you to order a size or 2 up, DO IT! Read less
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OttilieMcCann
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Great place to by a wedding dress. Beautiful dresses and great prices.
Great place to by a wedding dress. Beautiful dresses and great prices.
Great place to by a wedding dress. Beautiful dresses and great prices. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.9/5.0
My dress was absolutely beautiful!! It is absolutely crazy on the weekend but much better during the weekdays. Be sure to schedule the fittings well in advance as they do fill up quickly. My dress came earlier than expected. I did minimal alterations, and the dress looked great. It was great that I could store the dress there until the wedding dress. It was pressed and ready to go on time.
My dress was absolutely beautiful!! It is absolutely crazy on the weekend but much better during the weekdays. Be sure to Read more...
My dress was absolutely beautiful!! It is absolutely crazy on the weekend but much better during the weekdays. Be sure to schedule the fittings well in advance as they do fill up quickly. My dress came earlier than expected. I did minimal alterations, and the dress looked great. It was great that I could store the dress there until the wedding dress. It was pressed and ready to go on time. Read less
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JBlanco
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the second stop on my dress shopping adventure and it should have been my first and last. I had no idea what I wanted and the consultant narrowed it down in a jiffy and even helped me find the dress! The best compliment I received is that the "dress was made for me!"
They even were flexible with scheduling issues and all my questions and procrastination!
This was the second stop on my dress shopping adventure and it should have been my first and last. I had no idea what I Read more...
This was the second stop on my dress shopping adventure and it should have been my first and last. I had no idea what I wanted and the consultant narrowed it down in a jiffy and even helped me find the dress! The best compliment I received is that the "dress was made for me!"
They even were flexible with scheduling issues and all my questions and procrastination! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/7/2011
4.9/5.0
Ventura's helped me find my amazing wedding dress!! The best part is (beside it being gorgous!) the price was less expensive than other bridal shops! Highly recommend getting your dress there! Word to the wise...always shop around for prices before you purchase your dress somewhere. For the same dress I got from Venturas, it was literally DOUBLE the cost at Princess Bridal!
Ventura's helped me find my amazing wedding dress!! The best part is (beside it being gorgous!) the price was less Read more...
Ventura's helped me find my amazing wedding dress!! The best part is (beside it being gorgous!) the price was less expensive than other bridal shops! Highly recommend getting your dress there! Word to the wise...always shop around for prices before you purchase your dress somewhere. For the same dress I got from Venturas, it was literally DOUBLE the cost at Princess Bridal! Read less
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bubbles23465
Wedding:
10/6/2011
5.0/5.0
I got an incredible deal on my dress. The staff was so wonderful. The girl Jessica who helped me keeps in contact with me every time something comes in or if anything changes. SHe was great and even worked me in one day for trying on some more dresses since I am an out of town bride.

The area the place is in isn't the greatest and from the outside u wouldn't think it was much, but its great. a true diamond in the rough.
I got an incredible deal on my dress. The staff was so wonderful. The girl Jessica who helped me keeps in contact with me Read more...
I got an incredible deal on my dress. The staff was so wonderful. The girl Jessica who helped me keeps in contact with me every time something comes in or if anything changes. SHe was great and even worked me in one day for trying on some more dresses since I am an out of town bride.

The area the place is in isn't the greatest and from the outside u wouldn't think it was much, but its great. a true diamond in the rough. Read less
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MalloryDaile
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved shopping here. They have so many dresses and at great prices! Much more selction and uniqueness than the chain bridal salons. They do alterations on site and will store your dress for you until your wedding day! They also steam it before you take it and provide a cleaning service if you choose to take it back to them. The girls working there are so nice and very helpful.
I loved shopping here. They have so many dresses and at great prices! Much more selction and uniqueness than the chain Read more...
I loved shopping here. They have so many dresses and at great prices! Much more selction and uniqueness than the chain bridal salons. They do alterations on site and will store your dress for you until your wedding day! They also steam it before you take it and provide a cleaning service if you choose to take it back to them. The girls working there are so nice and very helpful. Read less
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PrincessHollywood
Wedding:
9/3/2011
3.6/5.0
I went to Ventura's Bridal because I am a plus size Bride. Ventura's has a large selection of different style plus size gowns to choose from. I found my dress displayed not in my size but I fell in love with it! I was assured by the staff that the type of dress I wanted would work for my body. I took the plunge and was not disappointed! I was however disappointed with the arrival of my bridesmaids dresses, they were late! I was quoted a date twice by the staff, all my BM were from out of town, and the weekend they were in town, the weekend they stated the dresses would be ready the were not! Therefore, I had to pay to ship them to the ladies. Everyone was beautiful. The management staff did not take responsibility for their staff and the dates given.
I went to Ventura's Bridal because I am a plus size Bride. Ventura's has a large selection of different style plus size Read more...
I went to Ventura's Bridal because I am a plus size Bride. Ventura's has a large selection of different style plus size gowns to choose from. I found my dress displayed not in my size but I fell in love with it! I was assured by the staff that the type of dress I wanted would work for my body. I took the plunge and was not disappointed! I was however disappointed with the arrival of my bridesmaids dresses, they were late! I was quoted a date twice by the staff, all my BM were from out of town, and the weekend they were in town, the weekend they stated the dresses would be ready the were not! Therefore, I had to pay to ship them to the ladies. Everyone was beautiful. The management staff did not take responsibility for their staff and the dates given. Read less
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csan2000
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Ventura Bridal was where my daughter found her dream dress for her wedding. She looked so beautiful and received a ton of complements on the dress. We had Maria for our salesperson and apparently for this place, that makes the experience good or bad. She was great. She first found out our price range and then what style we liked and what we had in mind. I wanted Jessica to have beading on it and Maria found one that both Jessica and I loved.
Ventura Bridal was where my daughter found her dream dress for her wedding. She looked so beautiful and received a ton of Read more...
Ventura Bridal was where my daughter found her dream dress for her wedding. She looked so beautiful and received a ton of complements on the dress. We had Maria for our salesperson and apparently for this place, that makes the experience good or bad. She was great. She first found out our price range and then what style we liked and what we had in mind. I wanted Jessica to have beading on it and Maria found one that both Jessica and I loved. Read less
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jzgonzales
Wedding:
7/9/2011
3.9/5.0
I found my dream dress here. Maria helped me when searching for and trying on dresses and she was wonderful. However once I bought the dress I never saw her again! The alterations lady spoke very little English (it was just me and her.. No translator) and she made a mistake the first time and I had to come in for an extra fitting to make sure it got fixed. It wasn't a huge deal as I ended up loving my dress but I will say the quality of service decreased significantly once they had my money.
I found my dream dress here. Maria helped me when searching for and trying on dresses and she was wonderful. However once Read more...
I found my dream dress here. Maria helped me when searching for and trying on dresses and she was wonderful. However once I bought the dress I never saw her again! The alterations lady spoke very little English (it was just me and her.. No translator) and she made a mistake the first time and I had to come in for an extra fitting to make sure it got fixed. It wasn't a huge deal as I ended up loving my dress but I will say the quality of service decreased significantly once they had my money. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
So much variety at this place and pretty good prices. I decided on an ivory mermaid silhouette Casablanca bridal gown. It was perfect for our garden wedding, love it!!! Ask for Natalie, she has an awesome and bubbly personality! :)
So much variety at this place and pretty good prices. I decided on an ivory mermaid silhouette Casablanca bridal gown. It Read more...
So much variety at this place and pretty good prices. I decided on an ivory mermaid silhouette Casablanca bridal gown. It was perfect for our garden wedding, love it!!! Ask for Natalie, she has an awesome and bubbly personality! :) Read less
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Jami Case
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was June 18th, 2001. I started looking for my dress Aug 2010. Someone had told me about Ventura's, so I looked on their website. I found THE dress I had in mind when I got engaged. When I went there they had just sold their sample, I was CRUSHED. My consultant, Jessica, got on the phone immediately & ordered another sample, but it wouldn't be in for 2 weeks. So she started putting me in things similar to the dress I HAD to try on, nothing was even comparing. Jessica told me where else I could go to try on THE DRESS. I went & tried it on & called Jessica to tell her it IS THE DRESS. Once her sample came in I went in to try it on (different color than I had tried on) & to get measured & to get it ordered.

I had to pay my dress out & they were very easy to deal with. Once paid off they ordered my dress & it came in before they said it would.

I also bought my daughter's Maid of Honor dress there.

They have a HUGE selection for Bridal & attendants. Everyone is so nice & personable!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Jami Case
My wedding was June 18th, 2001. I started looking for my dress Aug 2010. Someone had told me about Ventura's, so I looked Read more...
My wedding was June 18th, 2001. I started looking for my dress Aug 2010. Someone had told me about Ventura's, so I looked on their website. I found THE dress I had in mind when I got engaged. When I went there they had just sold their sample, I was CRUSHED. My consultant, Jessica, got on the phone immediately & ordered another sample, but it wouldn't be in for 2 weeks. So she started putting me in things similar to the dress I HAD to try on, nothing was even comparing. Jessica told me where else I could go to try on THE DRESS. I went & tried it on & called Jessica to tell her it IS THE DRESS. Once her sample came in I went in to try it on (different color than I had tried on) & to get measured & to get it ordered.

I had to pay my dress out & they were very easy to deal with. Once paid off they ordered my dress & it came in before they said it would.

I also bought my daughter's Maid of Honor dress there.

They have a HUGE selection for Bridal & attendants. Everyone is so nice & personable!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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Katherine
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I shopped for wedding dresses at 3 different stores before going to Ventura's where I found my dress. They have a decent amount of dresses, and really listen to what you want.
I shopped for wedding dresses at 3 different stores before going to Ventura's where I found my dress. They have a decent Read more...
I shopped for wedding dresses at 3 different stores before going to Ventura's where I found my dress. They have a decent amount of dresses, and really listen to what you want. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I really had a wonderful experience with Ventura's! I found EXACTLY what I was looking for at a completely reasonable cost (actually under my budget). The real gem to this place was the alteration's lady (I can't remember her name). She did an AMAZING job! I actually decided to add a belt to my dress and wanted chiffon added as well. They didn't have chiffon and my option was going to be finding some at a craft store and bringing it in. She actually found chiffon on the alteration room floor and was willing to finish it like it was a part of the belt and the dress. My gown turned out PERFECTLY! and I received SO many compliments the day of!
I really had a wonderful experience with Ventura's! I found EXACTLY what I was looking for at a completely reasonable cost Read more...
I really had a wonderful experience with Ventura's! I found EXACTLY what I was looking for at a completely reasonable cost (actually under my budget). The real gem to this place was the alteration's lady (I can't remember her name). She did an AMAZING job! I actually decided to add a belt to my dress and wanted chiffon added as well. They didn't have chiffon and my option was going to be finding some at a craft store and bringing it in. She actually found chiffon on the alteration room floor and was willing to finish it like it was a part of the belt and the dress. My gown turned out PERFECTLY! and I received SO many compliments the day of! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.4/5.0
I loved my dress!!! I decided just a couple of months before my wedding that I really didn't like the originaly dres that I purchased elsewhere. I went to Ventura and found a dress that I was in love with and I was able to buy it off the rack. There were some issues with the quality of the hem then I had it altered there, but overall it was a great experience.
I loved my dress!!! I decided just a couple of months before my wedding that I really didn't like the originaly dres that Read more...
I loved my dress!!! I decided just a couple of months before my wedding that I really didn't like the originaly dres that I purchased elsewhere. I went to Ventura and found a dress that I was in love with and I was able to buy it off the rack. There were some issues with the quality of the hem then I had it altered there, but overall it was a great experience. Read less
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HELEN
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
The service provided was exceptional, you certainly deserve
recognition for a job well done. We truly appreciate your
hard work.
The service provided was exceptional, you certainly deserve
recognition for a job well done. We truly appreciate Read more...
The service provided was exceptional, you certainly deserve
recognition for a job well done. We truly appreciate your
hard work. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Jessica was my amazing consultant. I found exactly what I was looking for and received 10% off for deciding on my first visit. Ventura's also has beautiful accessories: I got my veil, a headband for the reception, and earrings. Great service and great prices!
Jessica was my amazing consultant. I found exactly what I was looking for and received 10% off for deciding on my first Read more...
Jessica was my amazing consultant. I found exactly what I was looking for and received 10% off for deciding on my first visit. Ventura's also has beautiful accessories: I got my veil, a headband for the reception, and earrings. Great service and great prices! Read less
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cortez011
Wedding:
5/14/2011
0.7/5.0
Just HORRIBLE! they sold me a dress, that had ALREADY been altered! Didnt let me return it, they sold my bridesmaid horribly made dresses, and again no return. HORRIBLE!
Just HORRIBLE! they sold me a dress, that had ALREADY been altered! Didnt let me return it, they sold my bridesmaid Read more...
Just HORRIBLE! they sold me a dress, that had ALREADY been altered! Didnt let me return it, they sold my bridesmaid horribly made dresses, and again no return. HORRIBLE! Read less
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Margy
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.3/5.0
If you are looking for a beautiful gown without blowing the budget, you will not find a better value then Ventura's! They have a large selection, too. This is not a "froo-froo" salon, though...it is what it is. I loved my gown! It had beading, embellishment, etc. and was only $756! I didn't see anything over $1200! My complaint is about the alterations process. They only take appointments Monday-Friday starting at noon. They also book up and it is very, very, hard to try to get your appointments in if you work full-time. I couldn't get my final fitting in before portraits, so just went with it. Order early if you are expecting any alterations...it is very hard to get the appoinments!
If you are looking for a beautiful gown without blowing the budget, you will not find a better value then Ventura's! They Read more...
If you are looking for a beautiful gown without blowing the budget, you will not find a better value then Ventura's! They have a large selection, too. This is not a "froo-froo" salon, though...it is what it is. I loved my gown! It had beading, embellishment, etc. and was only $756! I didn't see anything over $1200! My complaint is about the alterations process. They only take appointments Monday-Friday starting at noon. They also book up and it is very, very, hard to try to get your appointments in if you work full-time. I couldn't get my final fitting in before portraits, so just went with it. Order early if you are expecting any alterations...it is very hard to get the appoinments! Read less
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Russell
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
When I showed the salesperson I worked with the dress i had seen in a magazine, she immediately was able to locate similar dresses for me to try on. I ended up ordering the one in the magazine and they were very accomodating to getting the order in promptly and checking to make sure it would come in on time. It was a little late, but I still had time to do the alterations. I had the alterations done at Beautiful U instead of Ventura's because of recommendations from others.
When I showed the salesperson I worked with the dress i had seen in a magazine, she immediately was able to locate similar Read more...
When I showed the salesperson I worked with the dress i had seen in a magazine, she immediately was able to locate similar dresses for me to try on. I ended up ordering the one in the magazine and they were very accomodating to getting the order in promptly and checking to make sure it would come in on time. It was a little late, but I still had time to do the alterations. I had the alterations done at Beautiful U instead of Ventura's because of recommendations from others. Read less
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Jai
Wedding:
4/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Brides...forgoe all the fancy chandaliers and champagne servie..this is the best place to get your dress. I paid the lowest prices and my dress looked like a million bucks! they got it in a month early. And my saleswoman contacted my tailor to make sure he understood how to maintain the integrity of the gown while flattering my difficult figure. When you have a 24 inch wait and 40 inch hips...there is an ART to tailoring! If you go here, ask for Jessica! She's a superstar!!! She picked up on my personality right away and every gown she chose was right up my alley.

(as a minor caveat...i wouldnt use them for bridessmaid dresses, unless the discount is important to you. The bridesmaid section of the shop is very unorganized.)
Brides...forgoe all the fancy chandaliers and champagne servie..this is the best place to get your dress. I paid the Read more...
Brides...forgoe all the fancy chandaliers and champagne servie..this is the best place to get your dress. I paid the lowest prices and my dress looked like a million bucks! they got it in a month early. And my saleswoman contacted my tailor to make sure he understood how to maintain the integrity of the gown while flattering my difficult figure. When you have a 24 inch wait and 40 inch hips...there is an ART to tailoring! If you go here, ask for Jessica! She's a superstar!!! She picked up on my personality right away and every gown she chose was right up my alley.

(as a minor caveat...i wouldnt use them for bridessmaid dresses, unless the discount is important to you. The bridesmaid section of the shop is very unorganized.) Read less
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lcain
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.1/5.0
Ventura's is a great bridal shop - I got my wedding gown and veil here.
My dress was PERFECT and everything I was looking for. Natalie helped me find it and it was actually the first dress I tried on.
There were a couple of times I was concerned with their responsiveness - I had to leave multiple messages before I was able to get anyone to return my calls. I also didn't order my bridesmaid dresses here because I felt never felt like it was very important to them - they have the dresses in a side room and you are free to just pull and try on. I even tried making an appointment with Natalie to help me with these one day and then when I got there was told that Natalie was out for the day but that I could just look on my own - something I'd done twice already and got no where.
To get to the point, I was very happy that I chose Ventura's for my bridal gown and accessories, but would not have been comfortable ordering bridesmaid dresses here.
Ventura's is a great bridal shop - I got my wedding gown and veil here.
My dress was PERFECT and everything I was Read more...
Ventura's is a great bridal shop - I got my wedding gown and veil here.
My dress was PERFECT and everything I was looking for. Natalie helped me find it and it was actually the first dress I tried on.
There were a couple of times I was concerned with their responsiveness - I had to leave multiple messages before I was able to get anyone to return my calls. I also didn't order my bridesmaid dresses here because I felt never felt like it was very important to them - they have the dresses in a side room and you are free to just pull and try on. I even tried making an appointment with Natalie to help me with these one day and then when I got there was told that Natalie was out for the day but that I could just look on my own - something I'd done twice already and got no where.
To get to the point, I was very happy that I chose Ventura's for my bridal gown and accessories, but would not have been comfortable ordering bridesmaid dresses here. Read less
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jennifer
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.3/5.0
Great selection and affordable prices. Brenda was my consultant and she was wonderful! Everything with my dress and alterations went great. Veil totally different story...I ordered my veil a few months before the wedding and paid for rush delivery and was told the veil would arrive 1 month before the wedding. After many phone calls the veil had to be overnighted (which I was not charged for) and arrived 4 days before the wedding. The store called me when it finally arrived and said it was ready for pick up except when I arrived they forgot to press the veil and only had a hand steamer available. So I recommend ordering your veil with your dress!
Great selection and affordable prices. Brenda was my consultant and she was wonderful! Everything with my dress and Read more...
Great selection and affordable prices. Brenda was my consultant and she was wonderful! Everything with my dress and alterations went great. Veil totally different story...I ordered my veil a few months before the wedding and paid for rush delivery and was told the veil would arrive 1 month before the wedding. After many phone calls the veil had to be overnighted (which I was not charged for) and arrived 4 days before the wedding. The store called me when it finally arrived and said it was ready for pick up except when I arrived they forgot to press the veil and only had a hand steamer available. So I recommend ordering your veil with your dress! Read less
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Lizeth
Wedding:
3/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I walked in the place without a appointment and they made time for me. The service was great and that same day I chose my dress. They have many styles and they will not push you to go over your budget.
I walked in the place without a appointment and they made time for me. The service was great and that same day I chose my Read more...
I walked in the place without a appointment and they made time for me. The service was great and that same day I chose my dress. They have many styles and they will not push you to go over your budget. Read less
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hkcase
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.6/5.0
Ventura's was wonderful to work with! I had found my dream dress at another shop and when I checked out Ventura's, they had it in the PERFECT color for me! Natalie was amazing and patient the entire process - so great to work with! I loved my dress and all the service from Natalie and couldn't have imagined going anywhere else! I only knocked off a star in a couple of places because we had some difficulties with getting my bridesmaids dresses in and we cut it close, even with the speedy shipping. Also, the alterations were tough - I went in the first time, came back in for them to check it and it was still dragging, then the third time I came back, it was still dragging, but were able to fix it right there for us. Still, the night of the wedding, it dragged a bit. I'm not really upset about it though, the ladies were great and above all other compliments I've heard, my dress has gotten the most. Thank you, Natalie and Ventura's!!
Ventura's was wonderful to work with! I had found my dream dress at another shop and when I checked out Ventura's, they Read more...
Ventura's was wonderful to work with! I had found my dream dress at another shop and when I checked out Ventura's, they had it in the PERFECT color for me! Natalie was amazing and patient the entire process - so great to work with! I loved my dress and all the service from Natalie and couldn't have imagined going anywhere else! I only knocked off a star in a couple of places because we had some difficulties with getting my bridesmaids dresses in and we cut it close, even with the speedy shipping. Also, the alterations were tough - I went in the first time, came back in for them to check it and it was still dragging, then the third time I came back, it was still dragging, but were able to fix it right there for us. Still, the night of the wedding, it dragged a bit. I'm not really upset about it though, the ladies were great and above all other compliments I've heard, my dress has gotten the most. Thank you, Natalie and Ventura's!! Read less
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Ginny
Wedding:
3/5/2011
3.5/5.0
Overall, I think they did a good job. This is a big bridal store, and they try to give personal service, but at times it feels rushed. Great prices though.
Overall, I think they did a good job. This is a big bridal store, and they try to give personal service, but at times it Read more...
Overall, I think they did a good job. This is a big bridal store, and they try to give personal service, but at times it feels rushed. Great prices though. Read less
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Chelsey
Wedding:
3/5/2011
4.6/5.0
I bought my wedding gown there and I loved my consultant. She knew right away what kind of dress I was looking for, she pulled great options for me to try on and was VERY helpful with everything. The price range of the dresses was right were I was looking to purchase and they had a huge selection. They let you take pictures of the dresses on, which some stores won't allow. And they offer a 10% discount if you buy in the same month you try it on, so you have a little bit of time to think about it. The dress came in quickly with no problems.

They seem to not have you as such a priority after you purchase the dress. I work during the day so weekends are always best for me. You are able to shop for and purchase the dress during the weekend, but once you buy the dress you have to pick up/ try it on during the weekday. It is unfortunate that girls that may not even become customers are given priority over girls that have already spent $1,000s at the store. Their flexibility with this schedule would have been nice.
I bought my wedding gown there and I loved my consultant. She knew right away what kind of dress I was looking for, she Read more...
I bought my wedding gown there and I loved my consultant. She knew right away what kind of dress I was looking for, she pulled great options for me to try on and was VERY helpful with everything. The price range of the dresses was right were I was looking to purchase and they had a huge selection. They let you take pictures of the dresses on, which some stores won't allow. And they offer a 10% discount if you buy in the same month you try it on, so you have a little bit of time to think about it. The dress came in quickly with no problems.

They seem to not have you as such a priority after you purchase the dress. I work during the day so weekends are always best for me. You are able to shop for and purchase the dress during the weekend, but once you buy the dress you have to pick up/ try it on during the weekday. It is unfortunate that girls that may not even become customers are given priority over girls that have already spent $1,000s at the store. Their flexibility with this schedule would have been nice. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
3/1/2011
4.0/5.0
I loved the sales consultant -I believe it was Jessica but whoever answers the phones is very RUDE and it has happended more than once. I knew exactly what I wanted and the lady was very helpful! I did have a budget and she did pull above my price range but I did end up buying the dress because it was so beautiful! I would suggest them to anyone!
I loved the sales consultant -I believe it was Jessica but whoever answers the phones is very RUDE and it has happended Read more...
I loved the sales consultant -I believe it was Jessica but whoever answers the phones is very RUDE and it has happended more than once. I knew exactly what I wanted and the lady was very helpful! I did have a budget and she did pull above my price range but I did end up buying the dress because it was so beautiful! I would suggest them to anyone! Read less
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cmmontoya28
Wedding:
2/26/2011
3.8/5.0
They have beautiful dresses however the some of the staff lack social skills! I ordered my wedding dress on a certain date and received a call a couple weeks later saying if I did not place the order for my dress it would not come in time....They lost the order...Luckily someone had placed the order though....Then I ordered my bridesmaids dresses way super early and they came in way super late, one dress was missing and they blamed the bridesmaid for placing the order late...She was the first to order her dress....Maria and Jessica are the only ladies I would recommend to other brides....the others are pretty much useless....On the other hand, my dress was gorgeous and the seamstress did an amazing job of hemming my dress....It had intricate bead work and it looked wonderful!
They have beautiful dresses however the some of the staff lack social skills! I ordered my wedding dress on a certain date Read more...
They have beautiful dresses however the some of the staff lack social skills! I ordered my wedding dress on a certain date and received a call a couple weeks later saying if I did not place the order for my dress it would not come in time....They lost the order...Luckily someone had placed the order though....Then I ordered my bridesmaids dresses way super early and they came in way super late, one dress was missing and they blamed the bridesmaid for placing the order late...She was the first to order her dress....Maria and Jessica are the only ladies I would recommend to other brides....the others are pretty much useless....On the other hand, my dress was gorgeous and the seamstress did an amazing job of hemming my dress....It had intricate bead work and it looked wonderful! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/26/2011
3.8/5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Jessica during my appointment at Ventura's. She was great to work with, quick and knowledgeable. I went in with pictures of dresses that I liked, although they didn't have all of them, they were sure to pull similar dresses to suit my style. Mrs. Ventura even offered to help me search for a dress, we went on a Sunday, so it wasn't as crowded, which was great. Jessica also helped with the bridesmaids dresses that we bought at Ventura's as well, although she wasn't as helpful with those. I'm not sure if the girls measurements were taken incorrectly, because most of the girls dresses did not fit, I would suggest to make sure the measurements are correct, and go up a size just in case.

Another thing that I wasn't all too pleased with was the alterations. When I told them how I wanted the dress to look, they said they could do whatever I wanted. First off, the alterations are not cheap. The next time I tried the dress on, there was some fabric that kept bunching around the stomach area, which in turn made me look pregnant, which I am not. They said it was because of the way that I had asked for the dress to be altered. If I had known, I would have told them not to do it. They ended up trying to fix the dress as much as they could, but that bunch of fabric bothered me the whole time, which they could not fix. We had some issues with the original seamstress being out on my last fitting, and they decided the dress needed more alterations 2 days before the wedding. I was a bit nervous, being that I would not be able to try on the dress anymore until the day of, but it came out fine. No one really noticed the bunched fabric which made me look pregnant, and I guess it was just the bride brain that had me worried about it.

All in all, if you want a reasonably priced dress, and you don't care what the salon looks like, then go to Ventura's. They are willing to help you and will work with your budget to find the dress of your dreams!
I had the pleasure of working with Jessica during my appointment at Ventura's. She was great to work with, quick and Read more...
I had the pleasure of working with Jessica during my appointment at Ventura's. She was great to work with, quick and knowledgeable. I went in with pictures of dresses that I liked, although they didn't have all of them, they were sure to pull similar dresses to suit my style. Mrs. Ventura even offered to help me search for a dress, we went on a Sunday, so it wasn't as crowded, which was great. Jessica also helped with the bridesmaids dresses that we bought at Ventura's as well, although she wasn't as helpful with those. I'm not sure if the girls measurements were taken incorrectly, because most of the girls dresses did not fit, I would suggest to make sure the measurements are correct, and go up a size just in case.

Another thing that I wasn't all too pleased with was the alterations. When I told them how I wanted the dress to look, they said they could do whatever I wanted. First off, the alterations are not cheap. The next time I tried the dress on, there was some fabric that kept bunching around the stomach area, which in turn made me look pregnant, which I am not. They said it was because of the way that I had asked for the dress to be altered. If I had known, I would have told them not to do it. They ended up trying to fix the dress as much as they could, but that bunch of fabric bothered me the whole time, which they could not fix. We had some issues with the original seamstress being out on my last fitting, and they decided the dress needed more alterations 2 days before the wedding. I was a bit nervous, being that I would not be able to try on the dress anymore until the day of, but it came out fine. No one really noticed the bunched fabric which made me look pregnant, and I guess it was just the bride brain that had me worried about it.

All in all, if you want a reasonably priced dress, and you don't care what the salon looks like, then go to Ventura's. They are willing to help you and will work with your budget to find the dress of your dreams! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
12/28/2010
4.3/5.0
I got my wedding dress and the mother of the groom dress from Ventura's. Through these shopping trips I worked with a few of the different consultants and most of them are excellent! I loved my dress and got it for a great price!
I got my wedding dress and the mother of the groom dress from Ventura's. Through these shopping trips I worked with a few Read more...
I got my wedding dress and the mother of the groom dress from Ventura's. Through these shopping trips I worked with a few of the different consultants and most of them are excellent! I loved my dress and got it for a great price! Read less
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Elisabeth
Wedding:
11/21/2010
4.3/5.0
I went to Ventura's bridal on the suggestion of a co-worker after leaving another, much "swankier" salon in tears (they only had size 6 dresses to try on and I'm a size 12). Determined to try on a dress despite having my dreams crushed earlier that day, I went to Ventura's and found my dream dress, way under budget and had my spirits lifted by their friendly and funny staff. My dress came in right on time, was altered beautifully and the price is right. Don't let the first impression left by the outside of the building deter you from going in and being wow-ed their wide range of dresses in all sizes.
I went to Ventura's bridal on the suggestion of a co-worker after leaving another, much "swankier" salon in tears (they Read more...
I went to Ventura's bridal on the suggestion of a co-worker after leaving another, much "swankier" salon in tears (they only had size 6 dresses to try on and I'm a size 12). Determined to try on a dress despite having my dreams crushed earlier that day, I went to Ventura's and found my dream dress, way under budget and had my spirits lifted by their friendly and funny staff. My dress came in right on time, was altered beautifully and the price is right. Don't let the first impression left by the outside of the building deter you from going in and being wow-ed their wide range of dresses in all sizes. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I had an appointment with Gini. She is AWESOME. She made me feel at home while I was there. Dress shopping can be a stressful time and everything went great. I also bought my bridesmaid dresses there. Everything came in on time and it was so stress free. I would say that the best time to book an appointment with them is first thing on a Saturday morning...it can get busy there.
I had an appointment with Gini. She is AWESOME. She made me feel at home while I was there. Dress shopping can be a Read more...
I had an appointment with Gini. She is AWESOME. She made me feel at home while I was there. Dress shopping can be a stressful time and everything went great. I also bought my bridesmaid dresses there. Everything came in on time and it was so stress free. I would say that the best time to book an appointment with them is first thing on a Saturday morning...it can get busy there. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
11/20/2010
1.0/5.0
I got my dress and bridesmaids dresses from Venturas. My BM dresses all came in on time and was great. Estella helped us and she did a great job. I would say for BM dresses they do have a large selection. My experience as a bride was not a good one. I am sure it all has to do with your consultant and mine was by far the worst one ever. My dress was beautiful and came in on time, but there was an item missing on my dress. I had a corset back and I called to tell them it did not come with my dress. I spoke to my consultant who told me on the phone that she never helped me with my dress and that it was Estella, which is wrong it is hard to confuse a girl in her 20's to a woman in her 40's. She then said she would contact the designer to let them know and would get back to me. I called them back in a week since I never heard anything back. My consultant was not there so I spoke to another lady who seemed very irritated on the phone that my consultant was not doing her job and even mentioned that I was not the first person to complain about her. My consultant called me back a week later and told me she ordered my missing piece and that was the last I heard from her. That was in September and my wedding was in November. I had my seamstress make me the tie as a just in case Ventura's didn't do it and I am so glad I did. Ventura's needs to be more picky in who they hire. A wedding is one of the most important days of your life and having a horrible consultant handling the most memorable item of your life just does not cut it.
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I got my dress and bridesmaids dresses from Venturas. My BM dresses all came in on time and was great. Estella helped us and she did a great job. I would say for BM dresses they do have a large selection. My experience as a bride was not a good one. I am sure it all has to do with your consultant and mine was by far the worst one ever. My dress was beautiful and came in on time, but there was an item missing on my dress. I had a corset back and I called to tell them it did not come with my dress. I spoke to my consultant who told me on the phone that she never helped me with my dress and that it was Estella, which is wrong it is hard to confuse a girl in her 20's to a woman in her 40's. She then said she would contact the designer to let them know and would get back to me. I called them back in a week since I never heard anything back. My consultant was not there so I spoke to another lady who seemed very irritated on the phone that my consultant was not doing her job and even mentioned that I was not the first person to complain about her. My consultant called me back a week later and told me she ordered my missing piece and that was the last I heard from her. That was in September and my wedding was in November. I had my seamstress make me the tie as a just in case Ventura's didn't do it and I am so glad I did. Ventura's needs to be more picky in who they hire. A wedding is one of the most important days of your life and having a horrible consultant handling the most memorable item of your life just does not cut it. Read less
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Staci
Wedding:
11/13/2010
4.4/5.0
I bought 2 gowns from Ventura's (went to try on my gown when it arrived and realized it was NOT the one). The first go-around I worked with Natalie, who was so friendly and helpful and really made it a good experience. She was not there when I went to pick up my dress when it came in, so a different Adrianna helped me. She was also the one who I placed the order for the 2nd dress with. She never called to tell my the 2nd dress had arrived, so when i called to check on the status the woman I spoke with said "Oh yeah! It's been here!"...(thanks for the call...) There were a couple other things i needed help with and adrianna was not so great at returning phone calls to me or my mother. I decided to go back to Natalie, at which point everything was fine. She is incredibly attentive, even with the large number of clients in her file. Overall, they have a great selection and very reasonable prices. It was also nice to have a selection of gowns that i could try on and actually get a feel of how the dress would look when made to my measurements (It's hard for a street size 12 girl to TRY to put on a wedding dress size 8 or 10 and it even come close to looking right..).
I bought 2 gowns from Ventura's (went to try on my gown when it arrived and realized it was NOT the one). The first Read more...
I bought 2 gowns from Ventura's (went to try on my gown when it arrived and realized it was NOT the one). The first go-around I worked with Natalie, who was so friendly and helpful and really made it a good experience. She was not there when I went to pick up my dress when it came in, so a different Adrianna helped me. She was also the one who I placed the order for the 2nd dress with. She never called to tell my the 2nd dress had arrived, so when i called to check on the status the woman I spoke with said "Oh yeah! It's been here!"...(thanks for the call...) There were a couple other things i needed help with and adrianna was not so great at returning phone calls to me or my mother. I decided to go back to Natalie, at which point everything was fine. She is incredibly attentive, even with the large number of clients in her file. Overall, they have a great selection and very reasonable prices. It was also nice to have a selection of gowns that i could try on and actually get a feel of how the dress would look when made to my measurements (It's hard for a street size 12 girl to TRY to put on a wedding dress size 8 or 10 and it even come close to looking right..). Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.4/5.0
I was very happy with Venturas. My dress was beautiful, the alterations were done correctly, and my consultant was great!
I was very happy with Venturas. My dress was beautiful, the alterations were done correctly, and my consultant was great!
I was very happy with Venturas. My dress was beautiful, the alterations were done correctly, and my consultant was great! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.3/5.0
I do not regret purchasing my dress from Ventura, BUT there are a few things I wish I had known ahead of time.

First of all, my consultant was great! She helped me find the perfect dress. And when the dress came in and I felt like it was the wrong color, the manager of alterations came in and saved the day by taking me out into some different lighting so I could see that i was indeed my dress. She even dealt with my tears in a moment of buyer's remorse!

My problem was with alterations. Holes were left in my gown, my concerns were ignored, and I still to this day do not believe they steamed my dress even though they swear they did!
I do not regret purchasing my dress from Ventura, BUT there are a few things I wish I had known ahead of time.

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I do not regret purchasing my dress from Ventura, BUT there are a few things I wish I had known ahead of time.

First of all, my consultant was great! She helped me find the perfect dress. And when the dress came in and I felt like it was the wrong color, the manager of alterations came in and saved the day by taking me out into some different lighting so I could see that i was indeed my dress. She even dealt with my tears in a moment of buyer's remorse!

My problem was with alterations. Holes were left in my gown, my concerns were ignored, and I still to this day do not believe they steamed my dress even though they swear they did! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.1/5.0
Overall a great place. Tons of dresses to choose from and they will match the price you found somewhere else if it was cheaper there. Unfortunately the girl I had helping me (Brittany) measured me incorrectly and my dress was gigantic when it came in. $400in alterations later, it looked beautiful again. I was really impressed that the alterations lady was able to fix that disaster. I liked this place much better than weddings by debbie or any of the other bridal shops we went to ( we went to almost every one in the houston/ spring area). I would recommend going here- they aren't pushy at all.
Overall a great place. Tons of dresses to choose from and they will match the price you found somewhere else if it was Read more...
Overall a great place. Tons of dresses to choose from and they will match the price you found somewhere else if it was cheaper there. Unfortunately the girl I had helping me (Brittany) measured me incorrectly and my dress was gigantic when it came in. $400in alterations later, it looked beautiful again. I was really impressed that the alterations lady was able to fix that disaster. I liked this place much better than weddings by debbie or any of the other bridal shops we went to ( we went to almost every one in the houston/ spring area). I would recommend going here- they aren't pushy at all. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.3/5.0
I had a pretty good experience at Ventura's, mostly due to my amazing consultant, Maria. The place looks like a warehouse and could definitely use a remodeling. However, they have an amazing assortment of dresses in any price range. This is NOT David's bridal, thank goodness!! Their styles tend to range from fashion-forward to classic and timeless so they should satisfy the style of almost any bride. Try to get an appointment during the week if your schedule allows-- on the weekend that place turns into a zoo and you'll be waiting around all day!
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I had a pretty good experience at Ventura's, mostly due to my amazing consultant, Maria. The place looks like a warehouse and could definitely use a remodeling. However, they have an amazing assortment of dresses in any price range. This is NOT David's bridal, thank goodness!! Their styles tend to range from fashion-forward to classic and timeless so they should satisfy the style of almost any bride. Try to get an appointment during the week if your schedule allows-- on the weekend that place turns into a zoo and you'll be waiting around all day! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Dear Ventura's Bridal,
Thank you so much for your outstanding service and attention to detail. The minute I walked in to your store and met Natalie I knew I could trust you with my bridal gown purchase.

The staff at Ventura's Bridal is awesome! Talk about some quality time. We did not feel rushed or any sales pressure. Natalie helped me identify my style quickly and listened to my ideas and concerns. I knew I had found the “one” on my first try. The quality of your service did not change after my purchase. Nelly, the head seamstress, did an amazing job with my alterations. She worked with me to the very last day before the wedding!

I am happy to say I am a happy Ventura's Bridal customer! The dress was the perfect fit, for a perfect day! I highly recommend Ventura's Bridal for all your bridal party needs.

Best Regards!
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Dear Ventura's Bridal,
Thank you so much for your outstanding service and attention to detail. The minute I walked in to your store and met Natalie I knew I could trust you with my bridal gown purchase.

The staff at Ventura's Bridal is awesome! Talk about some quality time. We did not feel rushed or any sales pressure. Natalie helped me identify my style quickly and listened to my ideas and concerns. I knew I had found the “one” on my first try. The quality of your service did not change after my purchase. Nelly, the head seamstress, did an amazing job with my alterations. She worked with me to the very last day before the wedding!

I am happy to say I am a happy Ventura's Bridal customer! The dress was the perfect fit, for a perfect day! I highly recommend Ventura's Bridal for all your bridal party needs.

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ChristinaAndJon
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Jessica was very helpful at helping me stay in budget and finding a dress to fit my shape.
Jessica was very helpful at helping me stay in budget and finding a dress to fit my shape.
Jessica was very helpful at helping me stay in budget and finding a dress to fit my shape. Read less
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bdaigger
Wedding:
9/25/2010
3.7/5.0
They have many beautiful gowns with lots of choices which I loved. The prices of their gowns are very reasonable. First initial appointment went great and after trying on 20 other gowns at other salons I found the perfect one here at Ventura's! Scheduling fittings and follow ups was a little more difficult and had to wait many times even with an appt as the front desk always seems a little unorganized. Overall I was happy with the service but more than happy with my gown and the choices and prices offered.
They have many beautiful gowns with lots of choices which I loved. The prices of their gowns are very reasonable. First Read more...
They have many beautiful gowns with lots of choices which I loved. The prices of their gowns are very reasonable. First initial appointment went great and after trying on 20 other gowns at other salons I found the perfect one here at Ventura's! Scheduling fittings and follow ups was a little more difficult and had to wait many times even with an appt as the front desk always seems a little unorganized. Overall I was happy with the service but more than happy with my gown and the choices and prices offered. Read less
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Misty
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Ventura's was extremely helpful. I took pictures of what I was looking for and they found one almost identical to the one I wanted. I didnt think that it would be possible considering the one I wanted was extremely intricate but they did. I tried on a few others 1st but when I put that 1 on I fell in love with it and started crying. Not only was it perfect but the price was a fraction of the one that I wanted :) thanks Ventura's
Ventura's was extremely helpful. I took pictures of what I was looking for and they found one almost identical to the one Read more...
Ventura's was extremely helpful. I took pictures of what I was looking for and they found one almost identical to the one I wanted. I didnt think that it would be possible considering the one I wanted was extremely intricate but they did. I tried on a few others 1st but when I put that 1 on I fell in love with it and started crying. Not only was it perfect but the price was a fraction of the one that I wanted :) thanks Ventura's Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but good things to say about Venutra's. I purchased my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses from Ventura. All the dress arrived earlier than expected and the staff notified me immediately. The staff was very sweet to work with and alterations on my dress were perfect.
I have nothing but good things to say about Venutra's. I purchased my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses from Ventura. Read more...
I have nothing but good things to say about Venutra's. I purchased my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses from Ventura. All the dress arrived earlier than expected and the staff notified me immediately. The staff was very sweet to work with and alterations on my dress were perfect. Read less
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CarmenRivera
Wedding:
8/22/2010
0.4/5.0
DO NOT BUY FROM Ventura's! I ordered my dress and my bridemaid's dresses from there and they did not call me when the dresses arrived. I was so mad and my we had to go elsewhere to purchase our dresses. They do not call and are extremely disorganized!
DO NOT BUY FROM Ventura's! I ordered my dress and my bridemaid's dresses from there and they did not call me when the Read more...
DO NOT BUY FROM Ventura's! I ordered my dress and my bridemaid's dresses from there and they did not call me when the dresses arrived. I was so mad and my we had to go elsewhere to purchase our dresses. They do not call and are extremely disorganized! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my dress and the ladies there were ever so helpful. We ended up getting the bridesmaid's dresses there as well. They were very timely in getting the dresses in when they promised. There was a glitch with one of the bridesmaid's dresses, but I believe it was the designer's issue, not Ventura's. I highly recommend this company!
I LOVED my dress and the ladies there were ever so helpful. We ended up getting the bridesmaid's dresses there as well. Read more...
I LOVED my dress and the ladies there were ever so helpful. We ended up getting the bridesmaid's dresses there as well. They were very timely in getting the dresses in when they promised. There was a glitch with one of the bridesmaid's dresses, but I believe it was the designer's issue, not Ventura's. I highly recommend this company! Read less
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Char
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.5/5.0
They helped me find the perfect dress for me. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in search for wedding attire. Excellent!
They helped me find the perfect dress for me. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in search for wedding attire. Read more...
They helped me find the perfect dress for me. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in search for wedding attire. Excellent! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
8/14/2010
2.4/5.0
The staff at Ventura's bridal is nice but the service is not. My bridesmaids had the worst time getting help since they were out of town and had to deal with the staff mostly by phone. When my dress arrived, they did not call me to tell me it was there. I had to call them to ask for my dress. They quality of the dresses they carry is great but the service is not so much.
The staff at Ventura's bridal is nice but the service is not. My bridesmaids had the worst time getting help since they Read more...
The staff at Ventura's bridal is nice but the service is not. My bridesmaids had the worst time getting help since they were out of town and had to deal with the staff mostly by phone. When my dress arrived, they did not call me to tell me it was there. I had to call them to ask for my dress. They quality of the dresses they carry is great but the service is not so much. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.9/5.0
I went to many different bridal shops all over Houston looking for "the dress". I started off with a list of dresses that I looked at online and the first time I went to Ventura's they had a large majority of the dresses off my list (more so than any of the other bridal stores I visited). Turns out none of the dresses on my list was "the dress". However Ventura's had such a large selection and they got new dresses in often, that I visited them a couple more times. It was until the 2nd or 3rd visit that I found 2 perfect dresses. They were very understanding and let me come back again to deliberate between the 2 perfect dresses until I finally picked the one. The one I picked was slightly over my budget but considering that my budget was low comparative to other brides I've talked too, I thought Ventura's had a large selection of beautiful dresses under $1k.
I went to many different bridal shops all over Houston looking for "the dress". I started off with a list of dresses that Read more...
I went to many different bridal shops all over Houston looking for "the dress". I started off with a list of dresses that I looked at online and the first time I went to Ventura's they had a large majority of the dresses off my list (more so than any of the other bridal stores I visited). Turns out none of the dresses on my list was "the dress". However Ventura's had such a large selection and they got new dresses in often, that I visited them a couple more times. It was until the 2nd or 3rd visit that I found 2 perfect dresses. They were very understanding and let me come back again to deliberate between the 2 perfect dresses until I finally picked the one. The one I picked was slightly over my budget but considering that my budget was low comparative to other brides I've talked too, I thought Ventura's had a large selection of beautiful dresses under $1k. Read less
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Lindance1
Wedding:
7/10/2010
3.9/5.0
Great selection of gowns at all costs. Make sure you make your alteration appointments early as they book months in advance.
Great selection of gowns at all costs. Make sure you make your alteration appointments early as they book months in Read more...
Great selection of gowns at all costs. Make sure you make your alteration appointments early as they book months in advance. Read less
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XHennifX
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
This is a GREAT place to buy a wedding dress! The workers are very kind and excited to have you there. I had to get my wedding dress in 4 weeks and they totally made it happen. Also, my alterations had to be done in 4 weeks and they did that too! Definitely a gem in the sea of horrible dress shops.
This is a GREAT place to buy a wedding dress! The workers are very kind and excited to have you there. I had to get my Read more...
This is a GREAT place to buy a wedding dress! The workers are very kind and excited to have you there. I had to get my wedding dress in 4 weeks and they totally made it happen. Also, my alterations had to be done in 4 weeks and they did that too! Definitely a gem in the sea of horrible dress shops. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
6/13/2010
4.2/5.0
I looked stunning the day of my wedding, and I didn't have to break the bank doing it, thank you.
I looked stunning the day of my wedding, and I didn't have to break the bank doing it, thank you.
I looked stunning the day of my wedding, and I didn't have to break the bank doing it, thank you. Read less
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MRS RICH
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I love Ventura's Bridal! I went to high school down the street and use to past there everyday! But when my day to actually go in and see the bridal selection came....I couldnt have been any happier! There was no pressure to purchase and they were very patient with me and my picky taste! When I actually found the two....Pattie really helped me make my final decision. She and the staff was very professional even during the hectic Saturdays! Thanks again
I love Ventura's Bridal! I went to high school down the street and use to past there everyday! But when my day to actually Read more...
I love Ventura's Bridal! I went to high school down the street and use to past there everyday! But when my day to actually go in and see the bridal selection came....I couldnt have been any happier! There was no pressure to purchase and they were very patient with me and my picky taste! When I actually found the two....Pattie really helped me make my final decision. She and the staff was very professional even during the hectic Saturdays! Thanks again Read less
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sbillups
Wedding:
6/5/2010
2.4/5.0
They have great prices but they are NOT organized at all!!!!! You have to do all the work yourself with little help from them. I got my dress and bridesmaids dresses from there because of the prices. They have top designer dresses for great prices, you just have to know what your ordered and stay on top of things.
They have great prices but they are NOT organized at all!!!!! You have to do all the work yourself with little help from Read more...
They have great prices but they are NOT organized at all!!!!! You have to do all the work yourself with little help from them. I got my dress and bridesmaids dresses from there because of the prices. They have top designer dresses for great prices, you just have to know what your ordered and stay on top of things. Read less
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lerin01
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.5/5.0
I had a great experience with Ventura's Bridal. They only required me to pay for half the cost of the dress up front and the other half when it came in. I ordered Summer by Maggie Sottero and did not need the shoulder strap and they allowed me to leave it off the order and discounted the dress. The only down side to Ventura's is the fact that they book up so quickly for alterations. As long as you don't procrastinate and leave plenty of time for alterations, you should be fine.
I had a great experience with Ventura's Bridal. They only required me to pay for half the cost of the dress up front and Read more...
I had a great experience with Ventura's Bridal. They only required me to pay for half the cost of the dress up front and the other half when it came in. I ordered Summer by Maggie Sottero and did not need the shoulder strap and they allowed me to leave it off the order and discounted the dress. The only down side to Ventura's is the fact that they book up so quickly for alterations. As long as you don't procrastinate and leave plenty of time for alterations, you should be fine. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/22/2010
0.5/5.0
DO NOT BUY FROM VENTURA'S. Ventura’s Bridal quoted me and CHARGED me an agreed upon cost to price match that of another dress store, then held my dress hostage until I paid a new increased amount.
DO NOT BUY FROM VENTURA'S. Ventura’s Bridal quoted me and CHARGED me an agreed upon cost to price match that of another Read more...
DO NOT BUY FROM VENTURA'S. Ventura’s Bridal quoted me and CHARGED me an agreed upon cost to price match that of another dress store, then held my dress hostage until I paid a new increased amount. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.3/5.0
Ventura's is a great bridal shop with value. I found my dream dress there and the sales girl was beyond helpful and supportive throughout my shopping process. I found the same dress for more than twice what I paid for it at Ventura's.

Make sure you book an appointment if you want to get service. They are always busy and it's hard for walk in's to get attention.

Definitely recommend based on service, selection and price.
Ventura's is a great bridal shop with value. I found my dream dress there and the sales girl was beyond helpful and Read more...
Ventura's is a great bridal shop with value. I found my dream dress there and the sales girl was beyond helpful and supportive throughout my shopping process. I found the same dress for more than twice what I paid for it at Ventura's.

Make sure you book an appointment if you want to get service. They are always busy and it's hard for walk in's to get attention.

Definitely recommend based on service, selection and price. Read less
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rachel
Wedding:
5/8/2010
0.9/5.0
Buying my dress from Ventura's bridal was the only thing I regretted in my entire wedding process. I ordered my dress only after being assured that it would arrive almost 3 weeks before the wedding since it had to be altered and had a lot of bead work to be done. Apparently my dress got held up in customs and there was so much confusion. I received it almost a week and a half before my wedding. They were even going to charge me separate shipping for my bolero and dress due to the delays which was not my fault. I argued and then only paid once for shipping. They did not even compensate me for all the trouble they put me through, no discount nor fast alterations even though my wedding was in a week. I had to take my dress elsewhere to get it altered and paid a lot since it wa the last minute. Also the color of the bolero did not match my dress, even though both were from the same designer in diamond white. The bolero looked ivory and I could not use it for the wedding. I had to get one stitched a week before the wedding. The staff was extremely rude and I was told that I was not the only bride who was getting married and that they had other brides to attend to as well. Seems like all they were interested in was my money. You would think that after spending aroung $1400 with them, you would get professional service. They stressed me out so much and I was in tears few days before my wedding because of what they had done. One of the staff even profusely apologized for the way I was treated and said there was nothing she could do since her hands were tied due to upper management. I would never recommend them to anyone.
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Buying my dress from Ventura's bridal was the only thing I regretted in my entire wedding process. I ordered my dress only after being assured that it would arrive almost 3 weeks before the wedding since it had to be altered and had a lot of bead work to be done. Apparently my dress got held up in customs and there was so much confusion. I received it almost a week and a half before my wedding. They were even going to charge me separate shipping for my bolero and dress due to the delays which was not my fault. I argued and then only paid once for shipping. They did not even compensate me for all the trouble they put me through, no discount nor fast alterations even though my wedding was in a week. I had to take my dress elsewhere to get it altered and paid a lot since it wa the last minute. Also the color of the bolero did not match my dress, even though both were from the same designer in diamond white. The bolero looked ivory and I could not use it for the wedding. I had to get one stitched a week before the wedding. The staff was extremely rude and I was told that I was not the only bride who was getting married and that they had other brides to attend to as well. Seems like all they were interested in was my money. You would think that after spending aroung $1400 with them, you would get professional service. They stressed me out so much and I was in tears few days before my wedding because of what they had done. One of the staff even profusely apologized for the way I was treated and said there was nothing she could do since her hands were tied due to upper management. I would never recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Mel C
Wedding:
5/8/2010
1.8/5.0
I loved my dress but their service was the absolute WORST!!! First, they ordered my dress about 3 sizes small. When I went in for my fitting when my dress came in it took 3 people to get it on and I hadn't gained a lb. A different lady retook my measurements and found that it was 6 inches off in the bust!!! My boobs did not grow an inch let alone 6. The lady (ALLISON) who was my consultant said that the dress fit fine and if I lost 5 lbs it would be perfect and didnt even apologize. Then the same girl forgot to order my candle lighter dresses. When we asked about them she accused my mom of never sending her the measurements and that she had been waiting on them for a month. First of all, if you see that we haven't sent you the measurements in a month and they are already supposed to be rush ordered wouldn't you contact me to let me know you still need them. Well, we had emailed them to her personal email that she gave us and she said she never got the emails. BULLSHIT!!! When she finally looked she said they went into some random folder and that she never saw them...still didn't apologize. They completely messed up my bustle and at my actual wedding I wasn't even able to bustle it and stepped on my dress all night. This place sucks!!!! You may find a beautiful dress but the people that worked with me messed up my whole wedding dress process causing me stress and making me cry several times. Find your dress somewhere else if possible, or at least avoid ALLISON a blonde with a big ass fake engagement ring on her finger!
I loved my dress but their service was the absolute WORST!!! First, they ordered my dress about 3 sizes small. When I went Read more...
I loved my dress but their service was the absolute WORST!!! First, they ordered my dress about 3 sizes small. When I went in for my fitting when my dress came in it took 3 people to get it on and I hadn't gained a lb. A different lady retook my measurements and found that it was 6 inches off in the bust!!! My boobs did not grow an inch let alone 6. The lady (ALLISON) who was my consultant said that the dress fit fine and if I lost 5 lbs it would be perfect and didnt even apologize. Then the same girl forgot to order my candle lighter dresses. When we asked about them she accused my mom of never sending her the measurements and that she had been waiting on them for a month. First of all, if you see that we haven't sent you the measurements in a month and they are already supposed to be rush ordered wouldn't you contact me to let me know you still need them. Well, we had emailed them to her personal email that she gave us and she said she never got the emails. BULLSHIT!!! When she finally looked she said they went into some random folder and that she never saw them...still didn't apologize. They completely messed up my bustle and at my actual wedding I wasn't even able to bustle it and stepped on my dress all night. This place sucks!!!! You may find a beautiful dress but the people that worked with me messed up my whole wedding dress process causing me stress and making me cry several times. Find your dress somewhere else if possible, or at least avoid ALLISON a blonde with a big ass fake engagement ring on her finger! Read less
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Jazzmun
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
The prices were amazing and I found it hard to find a dress OVER $1000 which was extremely helpful for my budget! I was afraid every dress I picked out was going to be insanely expensive! I came back 3 times and they were patient with me every time! I never felt pressured to buy. I ordered my dress "late" with only 5 months til the wedding, but the dress came in early! Great prices and service!
The prices were amazing and I found it hard to find a dress OVER $1000 which was extremely helpful for my budget! I was Read more...
The prices were amazing and I found it hard to find a dress OVER $1000 which was extremely helpful for my budget! I was afraid every dress I picked out was going to be insanely expensive! I came back 3 times and they were patient with me every time! I never felt pressured to buy. I ordered my dress "late" with only 5 months til the wedding, but the dress came in early! Great prices and service! Read less
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DJ
Wedding:
4/17/2010
3.5/5.0
I'd shopped around at a couple of stores but had never seen any dresses I'd fallen in love with... I checked out Venturas and was quite impressed with their selection... they had a few gowns that I would have been happy with but did finally find THE dress that made me gasp. And less than $800! Don't expect a pretty studio or great service (they girl that helped me was fantastic but has since retired); definitely worthwhile to visit after you've checked out a couple other stores.
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I'd shopped around at a couple of stores but had never seen any dresses I'd fallen in love with... I checked out Venturas and was quite impressed with their selection... they had a few gowns that I would have been happy with but did finally find THE dress that made me gasp. And less than $800! Don't expect a pretty studio or great service (they girl that helped me was fantastic but has since retired); definitely worthwhile to visit after you've checked out a couple other stores. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
My bridesmaid's dress was beautiful. When you go there ask for Ginnie she is the best and she works closely with her clients and assure their happiness!!!!!
My bridesmaid's dress was beautiful. When you go there ask for Ginnie she is the best and she works closely with her Read more...
My bridesmaid's dress was beautiful. When you go there ask for Ginnie she is the best and she works closely with her clients and assure their happiness!!!!! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Ventura's bridal was the perfect one stop shopping experience for all my bridal needs. I was able to get the perfect wedding dress, veil and jacket all within my budget. In addition, I got all my alterations at the same location without any problems. Would highly recommend them.
Ventura's bridal was the perfect one stop shopping experience for all my bridal needs. I was able to get the perfect Read more...
Ventura's bridal was the perfect one stop shopping experience for all my bridal needs. I was able to get the perfect wedding dress, veil and jacket all within my budget. In addition, I got all my alterations at the same location without any problems. Would highly recommend them. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
4/9/2010
3.6/5.0
When I initially went to Ventura's I was impressed. They had a great selection of dresses and we were able to spend as much time as we needed looking at dresses and trying them on. They also had a decent amount of dresses available in larger sizes and my consultant Brittany was wonderful. She was very professional and helpful. Things were the same when I returned to purchase a dress a few months later. We had narrowed it down to two dresses and Brittany went out of her way to make sure that I was happy with my choice and that I got a great price. Unfortunately, Brittany left Ventura's and the service went downhill from there. The girls in the shop were unresponsive and often couldn't answer my questions immediately but wouldn't call me back and such. Maybe it was because they were not getting the commission on my dress, but I think they should have been more professional.
When I initially went to Ventura's I was impressed. They had a great selection of dresses and we were able to spend as Read more...
When I initially went to Ventura's I was impressed. They had a great selection of dresses and we were able to spend as much time as we needed looking at dresses and trying them on. They also had a decent amount of dresses available in larger sizes and my consultant Brittany was wonderful. She was very professional and helpful. Things were the same when I returned to purchase a dress a few months later. We had narrowed it down to two dresses and Brittany went out of her way to make sure that I was happy with my choice and that I got a great price. Unfortunately, Brittany left Ventura's and the service went downhill from there. The girls in the shop were unresponsive and often couldn't answer my questions immediately but wouldn't call me back and such. Maybe it was because they were not getting the commission on my dress, but I think they should have been more professional. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
1/30/2010
4.4/5.0
My sister used Ventura's for her bridesmaids, then I used them for my wedding bridesmaid's dresses as well. My sister had a fantastic experience- everything went beautifully. For my wedding, we had a few complications but nothing unusual. The selection of dresses is great and most of the staff are extremely nice and helpful (I highly recommend Brit- very sweet and "on top of things".) Our only issues were in the ordering of sizes. Every one of my girls went to the store personally to be sized (even though a few were from out-of-town.) I'm not sure which employee did the measuring but several of the dresses came in at a rediculous size- not even close to the girls' measurements- resulting in alterations. All in all, the dresses were gorgeous and very reasonably priced. The store may not look like much from the outside but they have a great selection and very competitive prices.
My sister used Ventura's for her bridesmaids, then I used them for my wedding bridesmaid's dresses as well. My sister had Read more...
My sister used Ventura's for her bridesmaids, then I used them for my wedding bridesmaid's dresses as well. My sister had a fantastic experience- everything went beautifully. For my wedding, we had a few complications but nothing unusual. The selection of dresses is great and most of the staff are extremely nice and helpful (I highly recommend Brit- very sweet and "on top of things".) Our only issues were in the ordering of sizes. Every one of my girls went to the store personally to be sized (even though a few were from out-of-town.) I'm not sure which employee did the measuring but several of the dresses came in at a rediculous size- not even close to the girls' measurements- resulting in alterations. All in all, the dresses were gorgeous and very reasonably priced. The store may not look like much from the outside but they have a great selection and very competitive prices. Read less
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njane
Wedding:
1/21/2010
0.3/5.0
Worst experience of my entire wedding. I was in such a rush to get a dress at the last minute, I didn't even realize what I was getting myself into. Once I signed the payment, customer service completely disappeared. The place is a dump, and I paid entirely too much for a used, stained, off-the-rack dress, which they wouldn't even clean for me. My compensation when I expressed my frustration: $10 off a hair piece. Do some more research before going here, you'll find that I'm not the only person to have been treated like garbage.
Worst experience of my entire wedding. I was in such a rush to get a dress at the last minute, I didn't even realize what Read more...
Worst experience of my entire wedding. I was in such a rush to get a dress at the last minute, I didn't even realize what I was getting myself into. Once I signed the payment, customer service completely disappeared. The place is a dump, and I paid entirely too much for a used, stained, off-the-rack dress, which they wouldn't even clean for me. My compensation when I expressed my frustration: $10 off a hair piece. Do some more research before going here, you'll find that I'm not the only person to have been treated like garbage. Read less
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swimblondy
Wedding:
1/9/2010
4.6/5.0
I had a really great experience with Ventura's Bridal. The sales women were nice and helpful, they answered each question politely each time I called, and rescheduled my appointment with no problem when I had to call in to cancel it. My wedding dress came in just as-ordered, with no problems at all. Furthermore, when I went there originally, I saw the a few of the same dresses I had seen in another shop I had looked at, but here they were half the price! It was great.

Two things that I docked them points for: 1) Their alterations were really expensive. I paid to have them do it, but after talking to my normal alterations woman, she quoted me a price less than half what I paid at Ventura's. To be fair, the alterations did turn out wonderfully, though, so no real complaints there. 2) This is very minor, but I wish they had put more than one loop for my train bustle. As I was dancing that night, the one button that was holding my train up popped off and we had to attach it to another button. We never found that button, which was a bit disappointing, as now my dress is missing a button.

Overall, wonderful experience, wonderful selection, and I would recommend them to anyone.
I had a really great experience with Ventura's Bridal. The sales women were nice and helpful, they answered each question Read more...
I had a really great experience with Ventura's Bridal. The sales women were nice and helpful, they answered each question politely each time I called, and rescheduled my appointment with no problem when I had to call in to cancel it. My wedding dress came in just as-ordered, with no problems at all. Furthermore, when I went there originally, I saw the a few of the same dresses I had seen in another shop I had looked at, but here they were half the price! It was great.

Two things that I docked them points for: 1) Their alterations were really expensive. I paid to have them do it, but after talking to my normal alterations woman, she quoted me a price less than half what I paid at Ventura's. To be fair, the alterations did turn out wonderfully, though, so no real complaints there. 2) This is very minor, but I wish they had put more than one loop for my train bustle. As I was dancing that night, the one button that was holding my train up popped off and we had to attach it to another button. We never found that button, which was a bit disappointing, as now my dress is missing a button.

Overall, wonderful experience, wonderful selection, and I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Kristine
Wedding:
11/27/2009
4.9/5.0
I got my dress, veil, and bridesmaid's dresses at Ventura's Bridal. I also had my dress altered at Ventura's. I felt like I got a good price for my dress and the staff at Ventura's were very friendly and helpful.
I got my dress, veil, and bridesmaid's dresses at Ventura's Bridal. I also had my dress altered at Ventura's. I felt like Read more...
I got my dress, veil, and bridesmaid's dresses at Ventura's Bridal. I also had my dress altered at Ventura's. I felt like I got a good price for my dress and the staff at Ventura's were very friendly and helpful. Read less
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Suzanne Crawford
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
We went to Ventura's Bridal because it was recommended by a friend. We were a little skeptical when we drove up ... it is not much to look at from the outside... but then we went in and met Genie and had a great, fun, informative time looking through the hundreds and hundreds of dresses they had to choose from. Then we left to go to places that look better from the outside and quickly discovered that they all had smaller selections, higher prices, and stuffy, cranky, inexperienced staff. So, we went back to Genie and had a great time finding the perfect wedding dress and also the bridesmaids dresses. We were totally relaxed with Genie because she has been doing this for years so she knows what she is doing and is a nice, friendly, fun person. She made the whole experience that is usually very stressful, a fun, meaninful, and stress free experience. I highly recommend Genie at Ventura's Bridal for any bride.
We went to Ventura's Bridal because it was recommended by a friend. We were a little skeptical when we drove up ... it is Read more...
We went to Ventura's Bridal because it was recommended by a friend. We were a little skeptical when we drove up ... it is not much to look at from the outside... but then we went in and met Genie and had a great, fun, informative time looking through the hundreds and hundreds of dresses they had to choose from. Then we left to go to places that look better from the outside and quickly discovered that they all had smaller selections, higher prices, and stuffy, cranky, inexperienced staff. So, we went back to Genie and had a great time finding the perfect wedding dress and also the bridesmaids dresses. We were totally relaxed with Genie because she has been doing this for years so she knows what she is doing and is a nice, friendly, fun person. She made the whole experience that is usually very stressful, a fun, meaninful, and stress free experience. I highly recommend Genie at Ventura's Bridal for any bride. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
I bought everything here--my dress, veil, tiara, bridesmaid's dresses, and mother of the bride dress. Ventura's doesn't spend a lot of money making the shop look all frilly, but those savings are passed on to you because this place had the best deal on dresses I could find (even compared to online dress wholesale sites). I shopped everywhere in and around Houston from the boutique, expensive shops to the chain stores for a dress and was shocked I found such a beautiful dress for such a great price (around $1200).

I had a wonderful experience with my dress, veil, and tiara. Natalie was my bridal counsultant, and she was great to work with. She gave me her honest opinion on everything, promptly returned my calls, and was a great help. The first time I went in they were very busy (it was Spring on a Saturday) so I'd recommend going during the week if at all possible so you can receive full attention. My dress was absolutely gorgeous--people though I spent much more than I spent. I agree with the reviews about alterations though--I thought I could wait until 6 weeks out for alterations and be okay. It all worked out, but I should have gone in a lot earlier--and the alterations cost $400!!! I paid for that cause I didn't have time to go anywhere else and because I had gotten a good deal on the dress.

Estelle was my consultant for the bridesmaids dresses. I didn't realize that I could have two different consultants, but I was happy with Estelle. Just note that you have to pay extra if you want the bridesmaids dresses steamed (they were very wrinkled when they came in). I am guessing most alteration places handle that anyway. Overall, a great experience.
I bought everything here--my dress, veil, tiara, bridesmaid's dresses, and mother of the bride dress. Ventura's doesn't Read more...
I bought everything here--my dress, veil, tiara, bridesmaid's dresses, and mother of the bride dress. Ventura's doesn't spend a lot of money making the shop look all frilly, but those savings are passed on to you because this place had the best deal on dresses I could find (even compared to online dress wholesale sites). I shopped everywhere in and around Houston from the boutique, expensive shops to the chain stores for a dress and was shocked I found such a beautiful dress for such a great price (around $1200).

I had a wonderful experience with my dress, veil, and tiara. Natalie was my bridal counsultant, and she was great to work with. She gave me her honest opinion on everything, promptly returned my calls, and was a great help. The first time I went in they were very busy (it was Spring on a Saturday) so I'd recommend going during the week if at all possible so you can receive full attention. My dress was absolutely gorgeous--people though I spent much more than I spent. I agree with the reviews about alterations though--I thought I could wait until 6 weeks out for alterations and be okay. It all worked out, but I should have gone in a lot earlier--and the alterations cost $400!!! I paid for that cause I didn't have time to go anywhere else and because I had gotten a good deal on the dress.

Estelle was my consultant for the bridesmaids dresses. I didn't realize that I could have two different consultants, but I was happy with Estelle. Just note that you have to pay extra if you want the bridesmaids dresses steamed (they were very wrinkled when they came in). I am guessing most alteration places handle that anyway. Overall, a great experience. Read less
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LaurenMonroe101009
Wedding:
10/10/2009
3.6/5.0
The place has a wide variety of dresses, however you are only allowed to try on 6 per visit and you must have an appointment for each visit. The manager was the one that helped me and she is just great to work with. The other ladies at the place are very rude and seem to take this as just a job. The dress came in promptly and then I was fitted for the dress. They don't tell you that the fittings are expensive!! They did give a deal when you buy all of the items together such as the veil, head piece and dress. To the left hand side of the dress shop are dresses that are on sale! Go check those out first!
The place has a wide variety of dresses, however you are only allowed to try on 6 per visit and you must have an Read more...
The place has a wide variety of dresses, however you are only allowed to try on 6 per visit and you must have an appointment for each visit. The manager was the one that helped me and she is just great to work with. The other ladies at the place are very rude and seem to take this as just a job. The dress came in promptly and then I was fitted for the dress. They don't tell you that the fittings are expensive!! They did give a deal when you buy all of the items together such as the veil, head piece and dress. To the left hand side of the dress shop are dresses that are on sale! Go check those out first! Read less
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Crown923
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.0/5.0
Overall, it is a great place to get your wedding dress. They had a large selection of gowns, and my associate (Estella) was always very helpful. If you are looking to go somewhere elegant or fancy, this is not your place. It's old and needs a little bit of a renovation.
Overall, it is a great place to get your wedding dress. They had a large selection of gowns, and my associate (Estella) Read more...
Overall, it is a great place to get your wedding dress. They had a large selection of gowns, and my associate (Estella) was always very helpful. If you are looking to go somewhere elegant or fancy, this is not your place. It's old and needs a little bit of a renovation. Read less
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jrich106
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I had a very good experience with Ventura. My dress was absolutely beautiful and everyone thought that it cost a heck of a lot more than what I did. It is worth the trip.
I had a very good experience with Ventura. My dress was absolutely beautiful and everyone thought that it cost a heck of a Read more...
I had a very good experience with Ventura. My dress was absolutely beautiful and everyone thought that it cost a heck of a lot more than what I did. It is worth the trip. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Ventura's may not look like much from the outside but this is THE place to get your dress. The selection is awesome, ladies working there are organized and very helpful. Prices are awesome. My dress looked really expensive but wasn't! See Genie there.
Ventura's may not look like much from the outside but this is THE place to get your dress. The selection is awesome, Read more...
Ventura's may not look like much from the outside but this is THE place to get your dress. The selection is awesome, ladies working there are organized and very helpful. Prices are awesome. My dress looked really expensive but wasn't! See Genie there. Read less
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triciaakf
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
I could not recommend Ventura's more highly. They provide excellent service- especially Natalie. Ask for her and I am pretty sure you will find the dress of your dreams. Ventura's is a diamond hiding in a not-so-pretty building. Definitely worth checking out.
I could not recommend Ventura's more highly. They provide excellent service- especially Natalie. Ask for her and I am Read more...
I could not recommend Ventura's more highly. They provide excellent service- especially Natalie. Ask for her and I am pretty sure you will find the dress of your dreams. Ventura's is a diamond hiding in a not-so-pretty building. Definitely worth checking out. Read less
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Future Mrs Owen
Wedding:
7/25/2009
3.6/5.0
I bought my wedding dress off the rack here and received a huge discount. My dress was AMAZING. I was so lucky to find it only one size bigger so it didn't need many alterations. Not to mention, the dress had only been tried on one or two other times before I got to it, so it was not dirty AT ALL. They were great to work with while selecting the dress and pretty flexible with the price. However, with the bridesmaid dresses, it was a different story. I chose a color and had my bridesmaids pick whatever style they wanted. This must have annoyed them and I got treated with less respect than I deserved. I went in with a few of the bridesmaids, and I swear I got called by three different names (by the same sales girl) within ten minutes. I understand when things are busy in retail (having worked 3 years retail myself), but come on!!! I also got told different things by different people, so it was hard to get a clear answer on questions that I had.


The shop is in a questionable part of town. The building itself looks awful and inside it really is not a pretty sight. Some of the sales girls are really rude, and others are ditzy. However, they have one of the biggest inventory of dresses in town. That is what drew me to the store. I tried on a dress in Dallas and fell in love with it. Ventura's had it and I bought it off the rack (which I mentioned). They are also able to order other colors and styles of bridesmaid dresses so long as they carry the designer. This helped since a lot of my bridesmaids were out of town and tried on dresses in other bridal salons.

Just be super consistent with them. Make sure you watch them when they write things on your folder so that there are no mix-ups. If I had to do it again, I might have gone with someone else for bridesmaid dresses.
I bought my wedding dress off the rack here and received a huge discount. My dress was AMAZING. I was so lucky to find it Read more...
I bought my wedding dress off the rack here and received a huge discount. My dress was AMAZING. I was so lucky to find it only one size bigger so it didn't need many alterations. Not to mention, the dress had only been tried on one or two other times before I got to it, so it was not dirty AT ALL. They were great to work with while selecting the dress and pretty flexible with the price. However, with the bridesmaid dresses, it was a different story. I chose a color and had my bridesmaids pick whatever style they wanted. This must have annoyed them and I got treated with less respect than I deserved. I went in with a few of the bridesmaids, and I swear I got called by three different names (by the same sales girl) within ten minutes. I understand when things are busy in retail (having worked 3 years retail myself), but come on!!! I also got told different things by different people, so it was hard to get a clear answer on questions that I had.


The shop is in a questionable part of town. The building itself looks awful and inside it really is not a pretty sight. Some of the sales girls are really rude, and others are ditzy. However, they have one of the biggest inventory of dresses in town. That is what drew me to the store. I tried on a dress in Dallas and fell in love with it. Ventura's had it and I bought it off the rack (which I mentioned). They are also able to order other colors and styles of bridesmaid dresses so long as they carry the designer. This helped since a lot of my bridesmaids were out of town and tried on dresses in other bridal salons.

Just be super consistent with them. Make sure you watch them when they write things on your folder so that there are no mix-ups. If I had to do it again, I might have gone with someone else for bridesmaid dresses. Read less
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bethphouston
Wedding:
7/4/2009
4.6/5.0
Natalie was my bridal consultant when I went to Ventura. She was amazing. She was quick, gave honest opinions when asked (which is hard to find in people that are trying to sell something) and remembered me months later when I came back to pick up my dress. I had previously looked at Weddings by Debbie and some other places and I never got the kind of customer service that I got at Ventura. Ventura also offered me the same dress at almost $200 less than I had found at other stores. On top of that, Ventura started to order my dress from the manufacturer and noticed that I could do a custom hem length for only $35 more, effectively saving me around $200 in alterations, they called me immediately and let me know about this option. The only downside to Ventura was that at the time I was getting my dress in, they were down one seamstress and so my dress would not have been ready until the week of my wedding. It was too close for me, so I decided to go elsewhere and thus, cannot speak to their alterations department.
Natalie was my bridal consultant when I went to Ventura. She was amazing. She was quick, gave honest opinions when asked Read more...
Natalie was my bridal consultant when I went to Ventura. She was amazing. She was quick, gave honest opinions when asked (which is hard to find in people that are trying to sell something) and remembered me months later when I came back to pick up my dress. I had previously looked at Weddings by Debbie and some other places and I never got the kind of customer service that I got at Ventura. Ventura also offered me the same dress at almost $200 less than I had found at other stores. On top of that, Ventura started to order my dress from the manufacturer and noticed that I could do a custom hem length for only $35 more, effectively saving me around $200 in alterations, they called me immediately and let me know about this option. The only downside to Ventura was that at the time I was getting my dress in, they were down one seamstress and so my dress would not have been ready until the week of my wedding. It was too close for me, so I decided to go elsewhere and thus, cannot speak to their alterations department. Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.7/5.0
Jeanie with Ventura's made the wedding dress experience so wonderful and laid back. After going to many different stores, we ended up finding my favorite dress (an all Alencon lace sheath dress) at Ventura's. It was a great price (much cheaper than other options) and I received many, many compliments! They were very flexible in the fittings process and worked with my schedule very well!
Jeanie with Ventura's made the wedding dress experience so wonderful and laid back. After going to many different stores, Read more...
Jeanie with Ventura's made the wedding dress experience so wonderful and laid back. After going to many different stores, we ended up finding my favorite dress (an all Alencon lace sheath dress) at Ventura's. It was a great price (much cheaper than other options) and I received many, many compliments! They were very flexible in the fittings process and worked with my schedule very well! Read less
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Tiffani
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.3/5.0
Natalie is great. She worked with me to find the perfect dress. Rates are reasonable when comparing other vendors. I found a dress similar to mine in another store and mine was cheaper and made with better material. Some of the ladies there can be quote witchy if they are not your consultant.. but I've found that to be true of most bridal stores.. unfortunately. I would defiitely recommend this bridal salon for their dress selection.
I would not recommend using the onsite alteration place. They don't speak english..and when I tried a bit of spanish they were thrown back. They completely forgot one part of the alteration, and then didn't even do the alteration correct.. it cut so close to me leaving to get on the plane that I didn't even notice until dressing for the wedding. I ended up with pins sticking in me the whole night so that it looked like it fit properly. Also, when going for on alteration appointment they left me half naked in the dressing room for 45 minutes.. I finally redressed went to find someone to meet the appointment.
Natalie is great. She worked with me to find the perfect dress. Rates are reasonable when comparing other vendors. I found Read more...
Natalie is great. She worked with me to find the perfect dress. Rates are reasonable when comparing other vendors. I found a dress similar to mine in another store and mine was cheaper and made with better material. Some of the ladies there can be quote witchy if they are not your consultant.. but I've found that to be true of most bridal stores.. unfortunately. I would defiitely recommend this bridal salon for their dress selection.
I would not recommend using the onsite alteration place. They don't speak english..and when I tried a bit of spanish they were thrown back. They completely forgot one part of the alteration, and then didn't even do the alteration correct.. it cut so close to me leaving to get on the plane that I didn't even notice until dressing for the wedding. I ended up with pins sticking in me the whole night so that it looked like it fit properly. Also, when going for on alteration appointment they left me half naked in the dressing room for 45 minutes.. I finally redressed went to find someone to meet the appointment. Read less
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Raina
Wedding:
4/18/2009
3.2/5.0
Not glamorous and looks like a warehouse, but unbelievable number of dresses at the best prices I found. I can't remember the name of the girl that helped me (shreeda?), but she actually ended up finding the dress I bought after I tried on several that weren't quite right (that's why I gave 4 stars for quality of service). Otherwise, don't expect much from the front desk staff especially.
Also beware of cost of alterations. Although I got my Casa Blanca dress for $600 ($200 less than I saw it some other places) they encouraged me to order it in a size 10, which I thought would be too big (it was, but the kept telling me "better to be a little big just in case, we can always take it in") and then they charged me $450 for major alterations after it came in. When I spoke to the staff about the fact I was having to have the dress taken in two sizes based on their ordering advice they were very unsympathetic, told me it would have been much worse if it had come in too small (it took six months to arrive) and instead suggested I choose a less complicated bustle to reduce the alteration bill. I was pretty upset, that kind of an alteration bill was not in our budget! So be aware before you order!
All that said, the seamstress who did the alterations did an absolutely FABULOUS job and despite all the beading on the dress, you can't even tell it was taken in so much. I was very happy with the results even if we paid a pretty penny for it. My dress fit perfectly the day of the wedding.
Not glamorous and looks like a warehouse, but unbelievable number of dresses at the best prices I found. I can't remember Read more...
Not glamorous and looks like a warehouse, but unbelievable number of dresses at the best prices I found. I can't remember the name of the girl that helped me (shreeda?), but she actually ended up finding the dress I bought after I tried on several that weren't quite right (that's why I gave 4 stars for quality of service). Otherwise, don't expect much from the front desk staff especially.
Also beware of cost of alterations. Although I got my Casa Blanca dress for $600 ($200 less than I saw it some other places) they encouraged me to order it in a size 10, which I thought would be too big (it was, but the kept telling me "better to be a little big just in case, we can always take it in") and then they charged me $450 for major alterations after it came in. When I spoke to the staff about the fact I was having to have the dress taken in two sizes based on their ordering advice they were very unsympathetic, told me it would have been much worse if it had come in too small (it took six months to arrive) and instead suggested I choose a less complicated bustle to reduce the alteration bill. I was pretty upset, that kind of an alteration bill was not in our budget! So be aware before you order!
All that said, the seamstress who did the alterations did an absolutely FABULOUS job and despite all the beading on the dress, you can't even tell it was taken in so much. I was very happy with the results even if we paid a pretty penny for it. My dress fit perfectly the day of the wedding. Read less
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Rebekah
Wedding:
3/28/2009
2.6/5.0
The service at this place is not good. HOWEVER, if you want a beautiful dress and you don't want to spend a lot of money, this is the place to go.
The service at this place is not good. HOWEVER, if you want a beautiful dress and you don't want to spend a lot of money, Read more...
The service at this place is not good. HOWEVER, if you want a beautiful dress and you don't want to spend a lot of money, this is the place to go. Read less
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AprilLynn
Wedding:
1/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Venturas was a pleasure to buy from. The service was great. There was a great selection with reasonable priceing for designer dresses. I highly recommend them. We looked lots of places and ended up finding "the one" here.
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Venturas was a pleasure to buy from. The service was great. There was a great selection with reasonable priceing for designer dresses. I highly recommend them. We looked lots of places and ended up finding "the one" here. Read less
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kseifert
Wedding:
11/3/2008
4.6/5.0
Natalie helped me through the entire process of picking out the right dress (I was knew exactly what I wanted, so she had her job cut out for her) and getting the final fitting done. I loved her. Ventura's was professional and had the dress I fell in love with while dress -shopping out of the country. It's deceiving...such an eyesore of a building has some really beautiful designer dresses. Highly recommend!
Natalie helped me through the entire process of picking out the right dress (I was knew exactly what I wanted, so she had Read more...
Natalie helped me through the entire process of picking out the right dress (I was knew exactly what I wanted, so she had her job cut out for her) and getting the final fitting done. I loved her. Ventura's was professional and had the dress I fell in love with while dress -shopping out of the country. It's deceiving...such an eyesore of a building has some really beautiful designer dresses. Highly recommend! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/1/2008
3.8/5.0
Ventura's has a huge selection and good prices. The shopping experience could be better -- it's not as nice as the smaller boutique shops, and while the lady who actually ended up working with me (Veronica?) was very friendly and helpful, the management at the front desk was less accomodating (made a big point out of not wanting girls to take more than about an hour trying on dresses, etc.) My dress arrived a few weeks later than it was supposed to, but I was still able to get the fittings scheduled & alterations done in time for my bridal portraits. The seamstress was really efficient and did a perfect job adjusting the length of my dress & bustling it, even though it had a really ornate skirt.
Ventura's has a huge selection and good prices. The shopping experience could be better -- it's not as nice as the smaller Read more...
Ventura's has a huge selection and good prices. The shopping experience could be better -- it's not as nice as the smaller boutique shops, and while the lady who actually ended up working with me (Veronica?) was very friendly and helpful, the management at the front desk was less accomodating (made a big point out of not wanting girls to take more than about an hour trying on dresses, etc.) My dress arrived a few weeks later than it was supposed to, but I was still able to get the fittings scheduled & alterations done in time for my bridal portraits. The seamstress was really efficient and did a perfect job adjusting the length of my dress & bustling it, even though it had a really ornate skirt. Read less
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Mavi
Wedding:
10/18/2008
3.7/5.0
If you want to have a pleasant experience go on a weekday in the morning and you will be treated like a queen.Work with the manager she is very nice!
If you want to have a pleasant experience go on a weekday in the morning and you will be treated like a queen.Work with Read more...
If you want to have a pleasant experience go on a weekday in the morning and you will be treated like a queen.Work with the manager she is very nice! Read less
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Jeannie
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.3/5.0
The salon in itself isn't very glamorous or pretty, but they have a very large selection and the consultant I worked with (Estella) was wonderful and made me feel like I was the only bride there. They are very busy and does a lot of business but they squeezed me in and rushed my dress so that I would meet my deadlines.
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The salon in itself isn't very glamorous or pretty, but they have a very large selection and the consultant I worked with (Estella) was wonderful and made me feel like I was the only bride there. They are very busy and does a lot of business but they squeezed me in and rushed my dress so that I would meet my deadlines. Read less
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Kimi
Wedding:
9/20/2008
2.6/5.0
for my dream dress, I called every place around and they were the cheapest. So i went in to buy the dress from them. they did not have it in stock for me to try on again, but they did have me try on other dresses just to make sure this was the one...well i ended up picking a different dress. was very pressured to buy today, so i did despite my little voice to shop around. $250 I could have saved on the dress i purchased if i had shopped around or bought online. oh well. and the services they offer is ONE steaming (when the dress comes in) so what do you do after it is altered and tried on 3-4 more times? or for pictures? anyway. they do not have a standard alterations price list (my dress had no beading and was simple A-line.) she quoted me at least $150 for hemming and upward of $250 for other alterations. but then her next breath was that she couldn't guarantee it would be that low. haha. I took the dress somewhere else.
for my dream dress, I called every place around and they were the cheapest. So i went in to buy the dress from them. they Read more...
for my dream dress, I called every place around and they were the cheapest. So i went in to buy the dress from them. they did not have it in stock for me to try on again, but they did have me try on other dresses just to make sure this was the one...well i ended up picking a different dress. was very pressured to buy today, so i did despite my little voice to shop around. $250 I could have saved on the dress i purchased if i had shopped around or bought online. oh well. and the services they offer is ONE steaming (when the dress comes in) so what do you do after it is altered and tried on 3-4 more times? or for pictures? anyway. they do not have a standard alterations price list (my dress had no beading and was simple A-line.) she quoted me at least $150 for hemming and upward of $250 for other alterations. but then her next breath was that she couldn't guarantee it would be that low. haha. I took the dress somewhere else. Read less
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guerrerom9
Wedding:
8/23/2008
3.8/5.0
Great store, a lil unorganized but cant ask for much when they have the best prices in town
Great store, a lil unorganized but cant ask for much when they have the best prices in town
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mrschatfield
Wedding:
7/19/2008
3.6/5.0
I absolutely love my dress, and I got it for a great price at Ventura's. Geni, my consultant, was very helpful. She only had me choose my top five favorites to try on as a starting point, so I wouldn't get overwhelmed. She also was really good at helping me choose my accessories. The only complaint I have is that when I got my dress, it stunk so, so bad!! They told me that it was the dye and that getting it steamed would make it go away....WRONG. I aired it out for about 3 weeks, and I still had to have my alterations lady febreeze it for me...nasty!
I absolutely love my dress, and I got it for a great price at Ventura's. Geni, my consultant, was very helpful. She only Read more...
I absolutely love my dress, and I got it for a great price at Ventura's. Geni, my consultant, was very helpful. She only had me choose my top five favorites to try on as a starting point, so I wouldn't get overwhelmed. She also was really good at helping me choose my accessories. The only complaint I have is that when I got my dress, it stunk so, so bad!! They told me that it was the dye and that getting it steamed would make it go away....WRONG. I aired it out for about 3 weeks, and I still had to have my alterations lady febreeze it for me...nasty! Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
5/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Melanie had the good fortune to walk into Ventura's and be helped by the owner herself. Within a few minutes of describing what Melanie was looking for, the owner had brought out dresses to try and nailed it on one of the first few tries!

Venturas also helps with other bridal accessories and the tailoring - great job. Great prices too!
Melanie had the good fortune to walk into Ventura's and be helped by the owner herself. Within a few minutes of describing Read more...
Melanie had the good fortune to walk into Ventura's and be helped by the owner herself. Within a few minutes of describing what Melanie was looking for, the owner had brought out dresses to try and nailed it on one of the first few tries!

Venturas also helps with other bridal accessories and the tailoring - great job. Great prices too! Read less
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Elizabeth Boyd
Wedding:
4/26/2008
4.8/5.0
Great dress selection. I thought a lot of the dresses at David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo were pretty generic and the service was mixed when I went with my sister for her dress and for mine six months later. I went to boutiques but they were out of my reach financially though I loved the dresses. This place doesn't look like much and you may want to bring a friend who is fluent in Spanish to help with tailoring sessions but everyone was very helpful and professional. The dress selection was gorgeous and special and affordable. They hit every deadline and worked with me when I requested an extra tailoring session. Would only send people here. The dress seems expensive but you built in store credit which covered the veil and shoes for me and still got me a cake knife and server. It doesn't go towards the alterations though. Really great dresses!!
Great dress selection. I thought a lot of the dresses at David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo were pretty generic and the Read more...
Great dress selection. I thought a lot of the dresses at David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo were pretty generic and the service was mixed when I went with my sister for her dress and for mine six months later. I went to boutiques but they were out of my reach financially though I loved the dresses. This place doesn't look like much and you may want to bring a friend who is fluent in Spanish to help with tailoring sessions but everyone was very helpful and professional. The dress selection was gorgeous and special and affordable. They hit every deadline and worked with me when I requested an extra tailoring session. Would only send people here. The dress seems expensive but you built in store credit which covered the veil and shoes for me and still got me a cake knife and server. It doesn't go towards the alterations though. Really great dresses!! Read less
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chezlorina
Wedding:
1/26/2008
4.6/5.0
I got an off the rack dress from this store and it was a GREAT value. The staff were wonderful and attentive.
I got an off the rack dress from this store and it was a GREAT value. The staff were wonderful and attentive.
I got an off the rack dress from this store and it was a GREAT value. The staff were wonderful and attentive. Read less
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Megonious
Wedding:
1/5/2008
3.6/5.0
First, I'd like to say I am the exact opposite of a bridezilla. I am mellow and soft spoken. I had quite an up and down experience with Ventura's. First of all, you have to wait for a sales person before you are allowed to look at the dresses, which I found annoying because I don't like high pressure sales situations. However, the salesperson was really helpful finding things for me to try on. I didn't want a dress too poofy, lacey, or beady, which is difficult to find in a wedding dress. However they ended up having the dress I had already tried on at another location and really loved, and they cut me a little deal on it. Things went really wrong however after my first fitting. The dress was slightly too big, (especially in the chest area)ha ha. So the seamstress measures and pins everything and says comeback in a week. Well I go back to try on my dress on and the seamstress added all kinds of hooks and things to the back of the dress, and was ripping out seams trying to get the dress on me. She basically tried turn a low backed dress in to a high back dress!! So when I tried to say, hey lady, I can't breath, she tried to just shift me around in the dress and insisted it did. She then went and argued to the manager saying I must have put on a bra or something, which i had cups sewn into the dress so I wouldn't have to wear one. If I knew how to make my boobs grow two sizes in one week I'd be a rich lady. My mom had to go get a supervisor just to get someone to admit there was something wrong with the dress! So the head seamstress says she is going to fix the dress and to comeback again next week. (All of this is happening as my wedding date is approaching, if you can imagine the stress). So I go back for my "final fitting" with my mom and matron of honor. The dress looks better but is still too tight and not the original design of the dress. The manager and the head seamstress are all in my room arguing with me on how it is supposed to look. My matron of honor had to try on the store dress they had so we could do a side by side comparison of to show what it was supposed to look like! So finally when my real final fitting came I was dreading it. However in the end, their seamstress fixed the dress and it fit and looked the way it was supposed to. The situation would have been less stressful if they just listened to me when I told them it was wrong instead of trying to argue with me about it.
First, I'd like to say I am the exact opposite of a bridezilla. I am mellow and soft spoken. I had quite an up and down Read more...
First, I'd like to say I am the exact opposite of a bridezilla. I am mellow and soft spoken. I had quite an up and down experience with Ventura's. First of all, you have to wait for a sales person before you are allowed to look at the dresses, which I found annoying because I don't like high pressure sales situations. However, the salesperson was really helpful finding things for me to try on. I didn't want a dress too poofy, lacey, or beady, which is difficult to find in a wedding dress. However they ended up having the dress I had already tried on at another location and really loved, and they cut me a little deal on it. Things went really wrong however after my first fitting. The dress was slightly too big, (especially in the chest area)ha ha. So the seamstress measures and pins everything and says comeback in a week. Well I go back to try on my dress on and the seamstress added all kinds of hooks and things to the back of the dress, and was ripping out seams trying to get the dress on me. She basically tried turn a low backed dress in to a high back dress!! So when I tried to say, hey lady, I can't breath, she tried to just shift me around in the dress and insisted it did. She then went and argued to the manager saying I must have put on a bra or something, which i had cups sewn into the dress so I wouldn't have to wear one. If I knew how to make my boobs grow two sizes in one week I'd be a rich lady. My mom had to go get a supervisor just to get someone to admit there was something wrong with the dress! So the head seamstress says she is going to fix the dress and to comeback again next week. (All of this is happening as my wedding date is approaching, if you can imagine the stress). So I go back for my "final fitting" with my mom and matron of honor. The dress looks better but is still too tight and not the original design of the dress. The manager and the head seamstress are all in my room arguing with me on how it is supposed to look. My matron of honor had to try on the store dress they had so we could do a side by side comparison of to show what it was supposed to look like! So finally when my real final fitting came I was dreading it. However in the end, their seamstress fixed the dress and it fit and looked the way it was supposed to. The situation would have been less stressful if they just listened to me when I told them it was wrong instead of trying to argue with me about it. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
11/3/2007
4.4/5.0
The first time I went in it was with my now husband and mother. They helped me to find 3 dresses I wanted my bridesmaids to try on and wrote them down to pull forward the day that they were going to come and try on the dresses. I was able to get my girls dresses for a reasonable price and they are just basic chocolate brown. They were made very well and only the normal alterations had to be made. Length and in at the bust some (you know how those dresses almost never fit perfectly when they come in).
The first time I went in it was with my now husband and mother. They helped me to find 3 dresses I wanted my bridesmaids Read more...
The first time I went in it was with my now husband and mother. They helped me to find 3 dresses I wanted my bridesmaids to try on and wrote them down to pull forward the day that they were going to come and try on the dresses. I was able to get my girls dresses for a reasonable price and they are just basic chocolate brown. They were made very well and only the normal alterations had to be made. Length and in at the bust some (you know how those dresses almost never fit perfectly when they come in). Read less
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KDHernandez07
Wedding:
10/7/2007
4.1/5.0
I fell in love with the dress that I bought, but wanted to make sure that was THE ONE so I went to a few trunk shows and other bridal boutiques, but no dresses compared to the one I feel in love with at Ventura's; however, when I went back and took one of my bridesmaids with me, the sample dress was no where to be found and the women that worked there had no idea what happened to it. I couldn't try it on again after I had tried on all thee other dress, so I had to just go with my instinct and luckily I loved it.
I fell in love with the dress that I bought, but wanted to make sure that was THE ONE so I went to a few trunk shows and Read more...
I fell in love with the dress that I bought, but wanted to make sure that was THE ONE so I went to a few trunk shows and other bridal boutiques, but no dresses compared to the one I feel in love with at Ventura's; however, when I went back and took one of my bridesmaids with me, the sample dress was no where to be found and the women that worked there had no idea what happened to it. I couldn't try it on again after I had tried on all thee other dress, so I had to just go with my instinct and luckily I loved it. Read less
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elizabeth
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.5/5.0
they have a variety of dresses to choose from, along with a lot of designer dresses. very nice people work there, makes the experience wonderful. its not huge like some of the other boutiques which makes it more pleasant since you aren't having to fight to get attention. i love my dress, i felt like a princess!!
they have a variety of dresses to choose from, along with a lot of designer dresses. very nice people work there, makes Read more...
they have a variety of dresses to choose from, along with a lot of designer dresses. very nice people work there, makes the experience wonderful. its not huge like some of the other boutiques which makes it more pleasant since you aren't having to fight to get attention. i love my dress, i felt like a princess!! Read less
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July08Bride
Wedding:
7/28/2007
4.4/5.0
I purchased my bridesmaids dresses from Venturas. They were professional and had a great selection. When the dresses came in everything looked great and was as it should be. I recommend Venturas to all of my engaged friends!
I purchased my bridesmaids dresses from Venturas. They were professional and had a great selection. When the dresses came Read more...
I purchased my bridesmaids dresses from Venturas. They were professional and had a great selection. When the dresses came in everything looked great and was as it should be. I recommend Venturas to all of my engaged friends! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Definitely will recommend this place. If you are looking for unique designer name dresses, you will find it here. I was very fortunate to get my dress off the rack for $200! Love this place. Brenda and the owner was very sweet.
Definitely will recommend this place. If you are looking for unique designer name dresses, you will find it here. I was Read more...
Definitely will recommend this place. If you are looking for unique designer name dresses, you will find it here. I was very fortunate to get my dress off the rack for $200! Love this place. Brenda and the owner was very sweet. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
Ventura's has a very large selection of gowns and all the sales staff were very friendly and helpful on your initial visit as they are trying to make a sale. After you've put a deposit down on your dress and you come back to try on your dress for the first time or for alterations, you can barely get anyone over to help you.

Definitely beware of alteration costs and factor that into your budget because it all adds up very quickly, especially if your dress has lace. For example my dress had a lace bodice and to take it in cost 100 vs 50 for nonlace and the lace hem cost 200 to shorten vs 100 for nonlace. Sewing in bra cups is 25 too. So even if your dress is within budget, alterations can easily tip it over.

They do include a free steam and press for your gown and veil, but if you do bridal portraits, you'll have to do it again and it costs 80-120. They can store your dress for free as well until you need to pick it up.
Ventura's has a very large selection of gowns and all the sales staff were very friendly and helpful on your initial visit Read more...
Ventura's has a very large selection of gowns and all the sales staff were very friendly and helpful on your initial visit as they are trying to make a sale. After you've put a deposit down on your dress and you come back to try on your dress for the first time or for alterations, you can barely get anyone over to help you.

Definitely beware of alteration costs and factor that into your budget because it all adds up very quickly, especially if your dress has lace. For example my dress had a lace bodice and to take it in cost 100 vs 50 for nonlace and the lace hem cost 200 to shorten vs 100 for nonlace. Sewing in bra cups is 25 too. So even if your dress is within budget, alterations can easily tip it over.

They do include a free steam and press for your gown and veil, but if you do bridal portraits, you'll have to do it again and it costs 80-120. They can store your dress for free as well until you need to pick it up. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.2/5.0
This is a great place to purchase a wedding dress. Friendly people and great prices, however, we cannot recommend Ventura for alterations. We had problems from the start and all we had done for $254 was a hem and a 3 point bustle. Half way through my daughter s reception her bustle broke and she had to carry her dress around. Buy the dress here, but alter it elsewhere
This is a great place to purchase a wedding dress. Friendly people and great prices, however, we cannot recommend Ventura Read more...
This is a great place to purchase a wedding dress. Friendly people and great prices, however, we cannot recommend Ventura for alterations. We had problems from the start and all we had done for $254 was a hem and a 3 point bustle. Half way through my daughter s reception her bustle broke and she had to carry her dress around. Buy the dress here, but alter it elsewhere Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
Large selection of dresses. Found my dream dress! The rep was very helpful. They listened to what I did and did not like about each dress and narrowed them down until I found the perfect one. Great experience!
Large selection of dresses. Found my dream dress! The rep was very helpful. They listened to what I did and did not like Read more...
Large selection of dresses. Found my dream dress! The rep was very helpful. They listened to what I did and did not like about each dress and narrowed them down until I found the perfect one. Great experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Penny was wonderful and beyond helpful with everything I needed
Penny was wonderful and beyond helpful with everything I needed
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I found the most amazing dress at Ventura with the help of Penny(sales assistant). I did not feel pressured at all. She was the one that picked my dress out for me. She asked me to try it on and it was the ONE! She made the experience fun and not stressful. I ended up seeing the dress at another store for $500 more. The alterations were easy and perfect! Thank you so much Penny and to the tailor for making me beautiful on my big day!
I found the most amazing dress at Ventura with the help of Penny(sales assistant). I did not feel pressured at all. She Read more...
I found the most amazing dress at Ventura with the help of Penny(sales assistant). I did not feel pressured at all. She was the one that picked my dress out for me. She asked me to try it on and it was the ONE! She made the experience fun and not stressful. I ended up seeing the dress at another store for $500 more. The alterations were easy and perfect! Thank you so much Penny and to the tailor for making me beautiful on my big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.4/5.0
This is a hard review to write. Mostly because I loved my dress and knew it was the one the moment I tried it on. My consoultant was friendly and helpful and listened to what I wanted. However, they were not very flexible with me when my dress that had to be special ordered with a longer length came in over 7 inches too long because of a mistake made when they measured me. I live about 3 hours from the shop and choose them because that is where my sister also got her dress. They made it very difficult for me to come back and I had to become a little "bridezilla" to convince them to get me in early for my final fitting. Overall, they have a very nice selection and I am happy with my choice. I suppose it was partially my fault for choosing a salon so far away.
This is a hard review to write. Mostly because I loved my dress and knew it was the one the moment I tried it on. My Read more...
This is a hard review to write. Mostly because I loved my dress and knew it was the one the moment I tried it on. My consoultant was friendly and helpful and listened to what I wanted. However, they were not very flexible with me when my dress that had to be special ordered with a longer length came in over 7 inches too long because of a mistake made when they measured me. I live about 3 hours from the shop and choose them because that is where my sister also got her dress. They made it very difficult for me to come back and I had to become a little "bridezilla" to convince them to get me in early for my final fitting. Overall, they have a very nice selection and I am happy with my choice. I suppose it was partially my fault for choosing a salon so far away. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Love Taska and her team at Ventura's. Always helpful and accommodating! Bought my dress there for my first wedding...and went back 23 years later to find my dress for my second wedding. I was so afraid all the dresses were going to be things that looked fabulous on 20-somethings - and that the staff would feel awkward helping a 44 year old find a dress for her wedding, but my consultant treated me just as she would have any other bride. She made me feel like I deserved to find that perfect dress just as much as anyone else - despite that my curves might not be what they were 20 years ago!

I don't know her secret, but she runs a fabulous shop! My hat is off to Taska! (My only wish is that her shop wasn't in such a 'tough' part of town - tough to get to; tough to feel safe...)
Love Taska and her team at Ventura's. Always helpful and accommodating! Bought my dress there for my first wedding...and Read more...
Love Taska and her team at Ventura's. Always helpful and accommodating! Bought my dress there for my first wedding...and went back 23 years later to find my dress for my second wedding. I was so afraid all the dresses were going to be things that looked fabulous on 20-somethings - and that the staff would feel awkward helping a 44 year old find a dress for her wedding, but my consultant treated me just as she would have any other bride. She made me feel like I deserved to find that perfect dress just as much as anyone else - despite that my curves might not be what they were 20 years ago!

I don't know her secret, but she runs a fabulous shop! My hat is off to Taska! (My only wish is that her shop wasn't in such a 'tough' part of town - tough to get to; tough to feel safe...) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
I bought the first dress I saw, first dress I tried on, and one of the cheapest dresses I wanted! Chris was my specialist and she knows her stuff!! Ventura was the first place I went and I was overwhelmed by all the white fluff!! She explained where all the different styles were, helped guide me to other options I might like, told me she liked to try on the favorite first- so you had something to measure all the other ones by- & was Honest and Genuine, something I definitely didn't see at the other stores. She really tried to understand what I wanted and didn't just tell me I looked good in everything or what was most expensive. If I had to do it over again I'd pick Chris and go with Ventura again. The display isn't best but they have a wide and great selection, do all the alterations in house & steer you to the right size (my alts were only $99)!! I've already recommended them to friends and also had friends tell me that's where they went and loved it!!
I bought the first dress I saw, first dress I tried on, and one of the cheapest dresses I wanted! Chris was my specialist Read more...
I bought the first dress I saw, first dress I tried on, and one of the cheapest dresses I wanted! Chris was my specialist and she knows her stuff!! Ventura was the first place I went and I was overwhelmed by all the white fluff!! She explained where all the different styles were, helped guide me to other options I might like, told me she liked to try on the favorite first- so you had something to measure all the other ones by- & was Honest and Genuine, something I definitely didn't see at the other stores. She really tried to understand what I wanted and didn't just tell me I looked good in everything or what was most expensive. If I had to do it over again I'd pick Chris and go with Ventura again. The display isn't best but they have a wide and great selection, do all the alterations in house & steer you to the right size (my alts were only $99)!! I've already recommended them to friends and also had friends tell me that's where they went and loved it!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.8/5.0
I was a little skeptical about Ventura's Bridal at first because of the location and inside of the shop. I did end up buying my dress there which was absolutely beautiful, however after the dress was purchased I had a few hiccups. I checked it out for my bridal portraits and when I came back they didn't follow procedure for checking my dress back into the shop... and the biggest thing is when I went to pick up my dress for the wedding the girl unzipped the bag and there was a giant roach crawling on my dress. No girl wants to see that on the front of her 2,000 dress. I freaked out a little and realized there was nothing I could do so I made them clean it and left. I would recommend the dress selection however if you want a truly magical experience in a cute boutique this is definitley not the place for you.
I was a little skeptical about Ventura's Bridal at first because of the location and inside of the shop. I did end up Read more...
I was a little skeptical about Ventura's Bridal at first because of the location and inside of the shop. I did end up buying my dress there which was absolutely beautiful, however after the dress was purchased I had a few hiccups. I checked it out for my bridal portraits and when I came back they didn't follow procedure for checking my dress back into the shop... and the biggest thing is when I went to pick up my dress for the wedding the girl unzipped the bag and there was a giant roach crawling on my dress. No girl wants to see that on the front of her 2,000 dress. I freaked out a little and realized there was nothing I could do so I made them clean it and left. I would recommend the dress selection however if you want a truly magical experience in a cute boutique this is definitley not the place for you. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
As a bridesmaid who lives out of town, I had to call in the measurements and order my dress over the phone.

What should have been a 5 minutes process, turned in to 25 minutes. Not only did the lady REPEATEDLY put me on hold, but she was EXTREMELY rude during the frequent, brief interactions.

I am not going to tell my bride the hell I got, but as a warning to other brides-to-be, don't put your bridesmaids through this.

(Another bridesmaid from the same party went in store the day before and got the same poor customer service in store.)
As a bridesmaid who lives out of town, I had to call in the measurements and order my dress over the phone.

What Read more...
As a bridesmaid who lives out of town, I had to call in the measurements and order my dress over the phone.

What should have been a 5 minutes process, turned in to 25 minutes. Not only did the lady REPEATEDLY put me on hold, but she was EXTREMELY rude during the frequent, brief interactions.

I am not going to tell my bride the hell I got, but as a warning to other brides-to-be, don't put your bridesmaids through this.

(Another bridesmaid from the same party went in store the day before and got the same poor customer service in store.) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
I love my dress and Ventura's has a very large selection. My sales rep, Jessica was wonderful!! My only complaint is that they seem to be very busy. Everytime I called, I was put on hold. When you walk in they do welcome you, but it may take a while for someone to actually help you especially if you are looking at BM dresses. The wedding dress shopping and fitting was a breeze.
I love my dress and Ventura's has a very large selection. My sales rep, Jessica was wonderful!! My only complaint is that Read more...
I love my dress and Ventura's has a very large selection. My sales rep, Jessica was wonderful!! My only complaint is that they seem to be very busy. Everytime I called, I was put on hold. When you walk in they do welcome you, but it may take a while for someone to actually help you especially if you are looking at BM dresses. The wedding dress shopping and fitting was a breeze. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
When I walked in I knew nothing about wedding dresses. They really helped me by taking time describing and showing each kind of silhouette there was. Then they let me look through all the dresses and pick the one's I wanted out. I felt like a princess!
When I walked in I knew nothing about wedding dresses. They really helped me by taking time describing and showing each Read more...
When I walked in I knew nothing about wedding dresses. They really helped me by taking time describing and showing each kind of silhouette there was. Then they let me look through all the dresses and pick the one's I wanted out. I felt like a princess! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with Ventura's Bridal. I was engaged in October 2011 and planning a wedding for March 2012. This is a very quick turnaround to order a dress, but Ventura's was able to do it. I tried on dresses at about 6 places, but I found Ventura's to have by far the best selection at reasonable prices. There were some shops I called that could not even order a dress in time for my wedding. Ventura's did a great job of listening to me and showing me dresses that fit my style and were flattering. My dress arrived about a month before my March 24 wedding. They had let me know well in advance that their alternations were fully booked, so I used a place recommened by T. Carolyn Fashions (they specialize in mother-of-the-wedding dresses. Both my mom and mom-in-law bought their dresses for the wedding there).
I had a great experience with Ventura's Bridal. I was engaged in October 2011 and planning a wedding for March 2012. This Read more...
I had a great experience with Ventura's Bridal. I was engaged in October 2011 and planning a wedding for March 2012. This is a very quick turnaround to order a dress, but Ventura's was able to do it. I tried on dresses at about 6 places, but I found Ventura's to have by far the best selection at reasonable prices. There were some shops I called that could not even order a dress in time for my wedding. Ventura's did a great job of listening to me and showing me dresses that fit my style and were flattering. My dress arrived about a month before my March 24 wedding. They had let me know well in advance that their alternations were fully booked, so I used a place recommened by T. Carolyn Fashions (they specialize in mother-of-the-wedding dresses. Both my mom and mom-in-law bought their dresses for the wedding there). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I said "Yes" to the dress here! Crystal was my consultant and she was absolutley AMAZING!!! Every time I came in the bridal salon she greeted me with a hug and asked how everything was going. There was a slight miscommunciation with the alterations department on when I needed my dress for my bridals but they took care of it and made sure I had my dress in time. Overall I had a great experience!
I said "Yes" to the dress here! Crystal was my consultant and she was absolutley AMAZING!!! Every time I came in the Read more...
I said "Yes" to the dress here! Crystal was my consultant and she was absolutley AMAZING!!! Every time I came in the bridal salon she greeted me with a hug and asked how everything was going. There was a slight miscommunciation with the alterations department on when I needed my dress for my bridals but they took care of it and made sure I had my dress in time. Overall I had a great experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.7/5.0
Poor service all the way around. I got a beautiful gown and the consultant told me I would not lose enough weight to wear, they ordered it in the wrong color, and left me waiting a long time on each visit.
Poor service all the way around. I got a beautiful gown and the consultant told me I would not lose enough weight to wear, Read more...
Poor service all the way around. I got a beautiful gown and the consultant told me I would not lose enough weight to wear, they ordered it in the wrong color, and left me waiting a long time on each visit. Read less
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susan
Wedding:
1/12/2002
0.5/5.0
This place is horrible ! " My consultant " was more into herself than finding me my dream dress. She kept looking at herself in the mirror and staring at her long colored finger nails. How can someone who is in the fashion industry b so tacky?!!

I kept telling her what I wanted and she would bring the opposite. When she finally brought the right one back, she proceeded to tell me that I would have to buy that one and they would not order me a new one. It was ripped and had stains on it!!! My wedding is 9 months away - what do u mean it won't b here on time?!! There is an older lady in the store yelling loudly at a couple of employees. I felt so uncomfortable being there. My consultant just stood there and smirked.

If u want a consultant that doesn't care about your needs - just her funky nails and or a place that's smells this is your blessing . If u actually care about your wedding run far away!!!
This place is horrible ! " My consultant " was more into herself than finding me my dream dress. She kept looking at Read more...
This place is horrible ! " My consultant " was more into herself than finding me my dream dress. She kept looking at herself in the mirror and staring at her long colored finger nails. How can someone who is in the fashion industry b so tacky?!!

I kept telling her what I wanted and she would bring the opposite. When she finally brought the right one back, she proceeded to tell me that I would have to buy that one and they would not order me a new one. It was ripped and had stains on it!!! My wedding is 9 months away - what do u mean it won't b here on time?!! There is an older lady in the store yelling loudly at a couple of employees. I felt so uncomfortable being there. My consultant just stood there and smirked.

If u want a consultant that doesn't care about your needs - just her funky nails and or a place that's smells this is your blessing . If u actually care about your wedding run far away!!! Read less
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