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Wedding Belles Ltd.

Barrington , IL
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334 West Main Street
Barrington, IL US 60010 (map)
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Dress & Attire

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Lucie
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Wedding Belles is a charming and cozy home with a bunch of lovely ladies that are there solely to help you find the most beautiful dress you'll ever wear! With a selection of sample dresses, as well as options for ordering brand new, there is a dress for everyone, at a reasonable price, and without crazy city taxes (for those of us coming from the city!). If you're concerned about alterations on a sample dress, as I was, then take your dress home for a 2 week consultation trial, during which you simply bring your dress to a seamstress (they have great recommendations too!) and find out if what you want is possible, and how much it will cost you. Make a decisions, and either bring the dress back for a full refund, or keep it and enjoy! Who can ask for more than that?
Wedding Belles is a charming and cozy home with a bunch of lovely ladies that are there solely to help you find the most Read more...
Wedding Belles is a charming and cozy home with a bunch of lovely ladies that are there solely to help you find the most beautiful dress you'll ever wear! With a selection of sample dresses, as well as options for ordering brand new, there is a dress for everyone, at a reasonable price, and without crazy city taxes (for those of us coming from the city!). If you're concerned about alterations on a sample dress, as I was, then take your dress home for a 2 week consultation trial, during which you simply bring your dress to a seamstress (they have great recommendations too!) and find out if what you want is possible, and how much it will cost you. Make a decisions, and either bring the dress back for a full refund, or keep it and enjoy! Who can ask for more than that? Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I went to Wedding Belles to find my wedding gown, after visiting three other salons. They were by far the most knowledgable and provided the most unique shopping experience! Located in a renovated historic home, Wedding Belles provides an intimate and comfortable experience. Their staff is incredibly good at what they do, and many of them have been in the business for 30+ years! Linda helped me find the perfect gown for my wedding day. I found the same gown elsewhere, but I chose to purchase it from Wedding Belles as a credit to their outstanding service and dedication to their work. Lovely ladies over there!
I went to Wedding Belles to find my wedding gown, after visiting three other salons. They were by far the most Read more...
I went to Wedding Belles to find my wedding gown, after visiting three other salons. They were by far the most knowledgable and provided the most unique shopping experience! Located in a renovated historic home, Wedding Belles provides an intimate and comfortable experience. Their staff is incredibly good at what they do, and many of them have been in the business for 30+ years! Linda helped me find the perfect gown for my wedding day. I found the same gown elsewhere, but I chose to purchase it from Wedding Belles as a credit to their outstanding service and dedication to their work. Lovely ladies over there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Cute shop and great service. They are very helpful.
Cute shop and great service. They are very helpful.
Cute shop and great service. They are very helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter found her gown here on her second day of searching for a wedding gown. Since her wedding date is only 4 months away, we were interested in this salon because they sell sample dresses.

When we first entered this bridal salon, housed in a charming historic house, we were greeted by a friendly consultant, Analysia. She was young, vibrant, and non-intrusively helpful. We were escorted to a room filled with wedding gowns, that allowed us to select for ourselves gowns that we were interested in, instead of relying on a stranger to choose gowns for us. After the 3rd dress my daughter tried on, I was very certain we would find her dress here. After about 10 gowns, my daughter tried on a dress that produced the "aha" moment. We were done, and were escorted downstairs to accessorize the look.

The owner was so kind to fix my daughter's hair to envision how she would look with her hair up. We were able to find the gown, veil and jewelry all in one place, at at VERY reasonable prices.

My daughter cherished her time there, and said she would always have a happy memory of her bridal gown purchase. I can't say enough about this salon. The owner and Analysia and her assistant and the other consultants were superb and so kind. We had such a bad experience at two other places, and when we got here, it was so right. This bridal salon is a MUST SEE -- I would definitely start my search here!
My daughter found her gown here on her second day of searching for a wedding gown. Since her wedding date is only 4 months Read more...
My daughter found her gown here on her second day of searching for a wedding gown. Since her wedding date is only 4 months away, we were interested in this salon because they sell sample dresses.

When we first entered this bridal salon, housed in a charming historic house, we were greeted by a friendly consultant, Analysia. She was young, vibrant, and non-intrusively helpful. We were escorted to a room filled with wedding gowns, that allowed us to select for ourselves gowns that we were interested in, instead of relying on a stranger to choose gowns for us. After the 3rd dress my daughter tried on, I was very certain we would find her dress here. After about 10 gowns, my daughter tried on a dress that produced the "aha" moment. We were done, and were escorted downstairs to accessorize the look.

The owner was so kind to fix my daughter's hair to envision how she would look with her hair up. We were able to find the gown, veil and jewelry all in one place, at at VERY reasonable prices.

My daughter cherished her time there, and said she would always have a happy memory of her bridal gown purchase. I can't say enough about this salon. The owner and Analysia and her assistant and the other consultants were superb and so kind. We had such a bad experience at two other places, and when we got here, it was so right. This bridal salon is a MUST SEE -- I would definitely start my search here! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
This store was amazing! Not only was it adorable, and I found my wedding dress, but it was the exact experience I was looking for. I will be honest, upon arrival I was a little nervous about the size of the space and the amount of people that were standing around. Once the appointments that were finalizing and new appointments were situated in the fitting rooms up stairs, everything made much more sense. Then only reason I gave Wedding Belles a 4.8 out of 5.0 was the rooms, it was amazing to have a private room for the family I had brought with, however I had to change in front of all 5 people, I know this is not an issue for some, but I personally would have liked to change in private then show my family the dresses, especially skipping the ones I did not care for. It was a little awkward having to get dressed in front of my future mother in law. Other then that, the employees were wonderful, and they had an amazing selection in my price range! I ended up debating on three very beautiful dresses and left with the dress of my dreams! To top off an already perfect day, the dress I fell in love with cost $1,200.00, I made it very clear that my budget was 1,000.00 and was willing to ask if they could come down on the price. I will be honest I would have not passed up the dress of my dreams for the $200.00 difference, but before I even had to ask the sales Representative talked with her manager and came down from the 1,200 t0 1,000, so the dress was right at my price range. If i was crying enough already that brought on some serious tears. It was an amazing feeling to get a BEAUTIFUL dress and not have to stress about going over budget. In the end it is a sample store, so you get the exact dress you try on, for a sample dress mine was in WONDERFUL shape I was not concerned about tightening up a little beading during the alterations process. I will say even if I left without a dress from Wedding Belles it is worth the time to stop in and see what they have.
This store was amazing! Not only was it adorable, and I found my wedding dress, but it was the exact experience I was Read more...
This store was amazing! Not only was it adorable, and I found my wedding dress, but it was the exact experience I was looking for. I will be honest, upon arrival I was a little nervous about the size of the space and the amount of people that were standing around. Once the appointments that were finalizing and new appointments were situated in the fitting rooms up stairs, everything made much more sense. Then only reason I gave Wedding Belles a 4.8 out of 5.0 was the rooms, it was amazing to have a private room for the family I had brought with, however I had to change in front of all 5 people, I know this is not an issue for some, but I personally would have liked to change in private then show my family the dresses, especially skipping the ones I did not care for. It was a little awkward having to get dressed in front of my future mother in law. Other then that, the employees were wonderful, and they had an amazing selection in my price range! I ended up debating on three very beautiful dresses and left with the dress of my dreams! To top off an already perfect day, the dress I fell in love with cost $1,200.00, I made it very clear that my budget was 1,000.00 and was willing to ask if they could come down on the price. I will be honest I would have not passed up the dress of my dreams for the $200.00 difference, but before I even had to ask the sales Representative talked with her manager and came down from the 1,200 t0 1,000, so the dress was right at my price range. If i was crying enough already that brought on some serious tears. It was an amazing feeling to get a BEAUTIFUL dress and not have to stress about going over budget. In the end it is a sample store, so you get the exact dress you try on, for a sample dress mine was in WONDERFUL shape I was not concerned about tightening up a little beading during the alterations process. I will say even if I left without a dress from Wedding Belles it is worth the time to stop in and see what they have. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.8/5.0
Such a fun experience! Everyone was so nice and they had a great dress selection. I loved the prices even more!
Such a fun experience! Everyone was so nice and they had a great dress selection. I loved the prices even more!
Such a fun experience! Everyone was so nice and they had a great dress selection. I loved the prices even more! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I went to Wedding Belles as the second appointment I made to look for my wedding dress - and I didn't have to go anywhere else after that! My consultant Marsha, the owner of the company, knew within a matter of minutes of meeting me what kind of styles I wanted and what would look best on my figure. You could tell that she knew what she was doing and had been doing this a long time. Midway through the appointment, I, and everyone who had come along with me, was in tears and we all knew I had found the perfect dress. Even after I had chosen "the one" they worked to ensure the dress I ordered was the correct fit and that the veil coordinated with the dress as well. I had a great experience from beginning to end and I'm so happy I chose Wedding Belles!!!!!!!!!!!
I went to Wedding Belles as the second appointment I made to look for my wedding dress - and I didn't have to go anywhere Read more...
I went to Wedding Belles as the second appointment I made to look for my wedding dress - and I didn't have to go anywhere else after that! My consultant Marsha, the owner of the company, knew within a matter of minutes of meeting me what kind of styles I wanted and what would look best on my figure. You could tell that she knew what she was doing and had been doing this a long time. Midway through the appointment, I, and everyone who had come along with me, was in tears and we all knew I had found the perfect dress. Even after I had chosen "the one" they worked to ensure the dress I ordered was the correct fit and that the veil coordinated with the dress as well. I had a great experience from beginning to end and I'm so happy I chose Wedding Belles!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.7/5.0
i had such a wonderful experience with Wedding Belles. Its the cutest little place ever, super personal. They ask you what size and what kind of dress you are looking for, and you get to walk through a room full of dresses and pick as many as you want to try on. Then you get your own little room to try them all on. The women are so helpful and not pushy at all like a chain bridal store. I tried on about 10-15 dresses and the last one i tried on was the one! Its a sample shop so when you buy a dress you buy THAT dress you tried on. At such a great price too. Everyone is still talking about how amazing my dress was on the big day and its crazy to think how much less i paid for such a perfect dress compared to some people! Wedding Belles even referred me to a seamstress (Elaina, does it out of her basement) who was INCREDIBLE. Would def recommend going here!! :)
i had such a wonderful experience with Wedding Belles. Its the cutest little place ever, super personal. They ask you what Read more...
i had such a wonderful experience with Wedding Belles. Its the cutest little place ever, super personal. They ask you what size and what kind of dress you are looking for, and you get to walk through a room full of dresses and pick as many as you want to try on. Then you get your own little room to try them all on. The women are so helpful and not pushy at all like a chain bridal store. I tried on about 10-15 dresses and the last one i tried on was the one! Its a sample shop so when you buy a dress you buy THAT dress you tried on. At such a great price too. Everyone is still talking about how amazing my dress was on the big day and its crazy to think how much less i paid for such a perfect dress compared to some people! Wedding Belles even referred me to a seamstress (Elaina, does it out of her basement) who was INCREDIBLE. Would def recommend going here!! :) Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Going to Wedding Belles was such a great experience! They were the first and only wedding dress shopping experience I had although we later on ended up going to several other bridal shops for bridesmaids dresses. None compared to Wedding Belles (IMO).
I loved the historic home atmosphere and having the owner come in to check on us a couple times (I went on a Saturday in July mid-morning, so they were pretty busy). My consultant, Trish, was fantastic to work with, she knew exactly what I was looking for very quickly.
It just so happened that the very FIRST dress was THE One (Trish had me try it on first!). I continued to try on 8 others after but there was no comparison to the first!
Once I had my dress on again we went downstairs to try on veils and accessories which was so helpful and definitely made me tear up a bit. I also was able to pick out my veil right away the same day. I ended up using one of the tailors off their recommended list and was very pleased as well!
I had such a great experience as did my mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law. There are a couple other factors that will help (and really helped me) when picking Wedding Belles for dress shopping, especially because they are 95% sample dresses: 1) make sure they carry dresses in your price range 2) find out what their size range is to see that they have dresses that will work for you or are able to be tailored. 3) have an idea in mind of what you want but not a very designer specific dress.

Thank you for the great experience and I highly recommend Wedding Belles to future brides!
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Going to Wedding Belles was such a great experience! They were the first and only wedding dress shopping experience I had although we later on ended up going to several other bridal shops for bridesmaids dresses. None compared to Wedding Belles (IMO).
I loved the historic home atmosphere and having the owner come in to check on us a couple times (I went on a Saturday in July mid-morning, so they were pretty busy). My consultant, Trish, was fantastic to work with, she knew exactly what I was looking for very quickly.
It just so happened that the very FIRST dress was THE One (Trish had me try it on first!). I continued to try on 8 others after but there was no comparison to the first!
Once I had my dress on again we went downstairs to try on veils and accessories which was so helpful and definitely made me tear up a bit. I also was able to pick out my veil right away the same day. I ended up using one of the tailors off their recommended list and was very pleased as well!
I had such a great experience as did my mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law. There are a couple other factors that will help (and really helped me) when picking Wedding Belles for dress shopping, especially because they are 95% sample dresses: 1) make sure they carry dresses in your price range 2) find out what their size range is to see that they have dresses that will work for you or are able to be tailored. 3) have an idea in mind of what you want but not a very designer specific dress.

Thank you for the great experience and I highly recommend Wedding Belles to future brides! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot even begin to say what an amazing experience I had. Adele and the rest of the staff made me feel amazing. As. Short bride at 5', I was concerned that I would not be able to find a dress that was flattering and what I wanted. I am happy to say that the first dress pulled was my dress, and I cannot wait to wear it! I wish I could wear it everyday. The whole experience was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone!
I cannot even begin to say what an amazing experience I had. Adele and the rest of the staff made me feel amazing. As. Read more...
I cannot even begin to say what an amazing experience I had. Adele and the rest of the staff made me feel amazing. As. Short bride at 5', I was concerned that I would not be able to find a dress that was flattering and what I wanted. I am happy to say that the first dress pulled was my dress, and I cannot wait to wear it! I wish I could wear it everyday. The whole experience was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful time shopping for my dress at Wedding Belles. They were wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable. I actually had two of the shop owners helping me. They were both lovely.
I had a wonderful time shopping for my dress at Wedding Belles. They were wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable. I Read more...
I had a wonderful time shopping for my dress at Wedding Belles. They were wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable. I actually had two of the shop owners helping me. They were both lovely. Read less
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Mrs. Owens
Wedding:
1/25/2014
4.8/5.0
I got a wonderful dress here for a third of the normal price. Everyone was nice and treated us so well! you do need to be in a certain size ranges since it is a sample shop (I was almost too small and I know of others who would be too big.) And go in with an open mind! I wanted a sheath dress, they had two that did not work on me. I wound up with a ball gown! I have already recommended this shop to many of my friends. Thank you Wedding Belles!
I got a wonderful dress here for a third of the normal price. Everyone was nice and treated us so well! you do need to be Read more...
I got a wonderful dress here for a third of the normal price. Everyone was nice and treated us so well! you do need to be in a certain size ranges since it is a sample shop (I was almost too small and I know of others who would be too big.) And go in with an open mind! I wanted a sheath dress, they had two that did not work on me. I wound up with a ball gown! I have already recommended this shop to many of my friends. Thank you Wedding Belles! Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I was so excited to be able to work with Wedding Belles. I had originally bought my dress from David's Bridal in January. I tried it back on in August (wedding in October) and just realized I didn't love it. I didn't want to wear it for my big day. I met the owner and some assistants at Wedding Belles, they got me into dressing room (which was the back part of this shop) and we found my new dress! She did my hair and put my veil in and everything! It was so special. Even better, they took my old dress on consignment so that they could put it up in their shop so it could sell better than on some website. Soooo thankful for them - and it was perfect on my wedding day!
I was so excited to be able to work with Wedding Belles. I had originally bought my dress from David's Bridal in January. Read more...
I was so excited to be able to work with Wedding Belles. I had originally bought my dress from David's Bridal in January. I tried it back on in August (wedding in October) and just realized I didn't love it. I didn't want to wear it for my big day. I met the owner and some assistants at Wedding Belles, they got me into dressing room (which was the back part of this shop) and we found my new dress! She did my hair and put my veil in and everything! It was so special. Even better, they took my old dress on consignment so that they could put it up in their shop so it could sell better than on some website. Soooo thankful for them - and it was perfect on my wedding day! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
I loved loved loved Wedding Belles!!!

One of my best friends got her dress from there and recommended it to me and I am so glad I made the 3 hour trip go visit there!

it is a small place that feels more like home than a wedding dress shop. Very small and personal and the ladies there care about you as a bride and what you want for your dress not the sale. I really appreciated that because after visiting 3 other places that didn't seem to have great customer service, it was a nice change of scenery to have someone so nice and caring.

I found my dress while I was there and they made my experience perfect! I couldn't have asked for a better experience while finding my wedding dress and it was well worth the trip!!
I loved loved loved Wedding Belles!!!

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I loved loved loved Wedding Belles!!!

One of my best friends got her dress from there and recommended it to me and I am so glad I made the 3 hour trip go visit there!

it is a small place that feels more like home than a wedding dress shop. Very small and personal and the ladies there care about you as a bride and what you want for your dress not the sale. I really appreciated that because after visiting 3 other places that didn't seem to have great customer service, it was a nice change of scenery to have someone so nice and caring.

I found my dress while I was there and they made my experience perfect! I couldn't have asked for a better experience while finding my wedding dress and it was well worth the trip!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The team at Wedding Belles was so nice and helpful and they know what they're doing! They showed me a dress that they thought would be perfect for me, I wasn't so sure, until I put the dress on and it was the one! I immediately started crying knowing it was my dress. They took me downstairs, added some accessories, a veil, fixed my hair and posed me in front of the mirror. They made me feel like a princess! I got the dress for 1/3 of the price that I would have gotten it at from another bridal boutique and it was in perfect shape. They also recommended a wonderful seamstress for alterations. I would definitely recommend them to another bride-to-be!
The team at Wedding Belles was so nice and helpful and they know what they're doing! They showed me a dress that they Read more...
The team at Wedding Belles was so nice and helpful and they know what they're doing! They showed me a dress that they thought would be perfect for me, I wasn't so sure, until I put the dress on and it was the one! I immediately started crying knowing it was my dress. They took me downstairs, added some accessories, a veil, fixed my hair and posed me in front of the mirror. They made me feel like a princess! I got the dress for 1/3 of the price that I would have gotten it at from another bridal boutique and it was in perfect shape. They also recommended a wonderful seamstress for alterations. I would definitely recommend them to another bride-to-be! Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I bought my wedding dress here and could not have been happier with the service and the dress! The staff was so friendly and helpful, they didn't laugh at my budget like some other places did and tried their best to help me find what I was looking for. They had such a great selection of gowns and great prices. I tried on dresses in a beautiful room with my family there to see. All of their selection are sample dresses, but they did have one special order dress (which is what I ended up purchasing). It was such a great atmosphere and they make you feel like you're at home. Once I found my dress they took me downstairs and put a veil and accessories on me and even put my hair up! There was never any pressure to purchase. I really loved everything about this place and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
I bought my wedding dress here and could not have been happier with the service and the dress! The staff was so friendly Read more...
I bought my wedding dress here and could not have been happier with the service and the dress! The staff was so friendly and helpful, they didn't laugh at my budget like some other places did and tried their best to help me find what I was looking for. They had such a great selection of gowns and great prices. I tried on dresses in a beautiful room with my family there to see. All of their selection are sample dresses, but they did have one special order dress (which is what I ended up purchasing). It was such a great atmosphere and they make you feel like you're at home. Once I found my dress they took me downstairs and put a veil and accessories on me and even put my hair up! There was never any pressure to purchase. I really loved everything about this place and I would definitely recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.8/5.0
This was a PERFECT wedding dress experience. My mother, sister, and I went to find my wedding dress in September 2012. The staff was amazing and knew exactly what they were doing. They allowed us to pull dresses in the stock room with them and pulled some dresses they thought I would like. The facility is beautiful, relaxing, and everything a bridal salon should be. The prices are amazing for designer dresses. I would recommend Wedding Belles for anyone shopping for a wedding dress.
This was a PERFECT wedding dress experience. My mother, sister, and I went to find my wedding dress in September 2012. The Read more...
This was a PERFECT wedding dress experience. My mother, sister, and I went to find my wedding dress in September 2012. The staff was amazing and knew exactly what they were doing. They allowed us to pull dresses in the stock room with them and pulled some dresses they thought I would like. The facility is beautiful, relaxing, and everything a bridal salon should be. The prices are amazing for designer dresses. I would recommend Wedding Belles for anyone shopping for a wedding dress. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.0/5.0
Wedding Belles is a great little shop! I made an appointment and went there with my mom and Grandma one day after work. It's a small house that is easy to miss if you aren't careful. The room where I tried on the dresses was upstairs, and my grandma had a tough time with the stairs.

The selection of dresses is great. I realize that the selection changes day-to-day, but when I was there, there was LOTS to choose from that fit my budget/style.

I tried on 5-6 dresses (?) and the last one I tried on was THE ONE. I always rolled my eyes when you hear brides say, "I got tears in my eyes and I knew it was the one!", but that's actually what happened to me! The dress was strapless, with ruching and it was silk. It was listed at $900 and my mom asked if there were any other similar dresses. The lady helping us poked around and found one similar to it for $750, so they gave me my dream dress for $750. I accented it with a beaded belt from them ($150) and I had the perfect dress!

They recommended a woman in Lisle (Brenda) to do the dress alterations.

My dress was PERFECT for my wedding and it's because I found it at Wedding Belles.
Wedding Belles is a great little shop! I made an appointment and went there with my mom and Grandma one day after work. Read more...
Wedding Belles is a great little shop! I made an appointment and went there with my mom and Grandma one day after work. It's a small house that is easy to miss if you aren't careful. The room where I tried on the dresses was upstairs, and my grandma had a tough time with the stairs.

The selection of dresses is great. I realize that the selection changes day-to-day, but when I was there, there was LOTS to choose from that fit my budget/style.

I tried on 5-6 dresses (?) and the last one I tried on was THE ONE. I always rolled my eyes when you hear brides say, "I got tears in my eyes and I knew it was the one!", but that's actually what happened to me! The dress was strapless, with ruching and it was silk. It was listed at $900 and my mom asked if there were any other similar dresses. The lady helping us poked around and found one similar to it for $750, so they gave me my dream dress for $750. I accented it with a beaded belt from them ($150) and I had the perfect dress!

They recommended a woman in Lisle (Brenda) to do the dress alterations.

My dress was PERFECT for my wedding and it's because I found it at Wedding Belles. Read less
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Golfangel
Wedding:
11/16/2012
4.9/5.0
So happy I found my dress at Wedding Belles!! Since it was a sample gown it was affordable and didn't look like it had ever been tried on!! They even help fix your hair to get an idea of how you will look fixed up!
So happy I found my dress at Wedding Belles!! Since it was a sample gown it was affordable and didn't look like it had Read more...
So happy I found my dress at Wedding Belles!! Since it was a sample gown it was affordable and didn't look like it had ever been tried on!! They even help fix your hair to get an idea of how you will look fixed up! Read less
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Luci
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
This was the first and only shop I needed. The service was great, and the dress selection was amazing. I purchased an all lace sample gown that had never been worn before. It was a treasure. I had so much fun trying on all different styles (15 gowns total!), so there was no doubt that my dress was perfect for me. I received so many compliments from guests and my seamstress on the beauty of the dress. If you want a relaxed atmosphere, in a historic home, with beautiful dresses, go to Wedding Belles.
This was the first and only shop I needed. The service was great, and the dress selection was amazing. I purchased an all Read more...
This was the first and only shop I needed. The service was great, and the dress selection was amazing. I purchased an all lace sample gown that had never been worn before. It was a treasure. I had so much fun trying on all different styles (15 gowns total!), so there was no doubt that my dress was perfect for me. I received so many compliments from guests and my seamstress on the beauty of the dress. If you want a relaxed atmosphere, in a historic home, with beautiful dresses, go to Wedding Belles. Read less
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Faye
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.5/5.0
11/1/11-I decided to check this out on a recommendation from my sister who accompanied a friend when she was on the hunt for her wedding dress.

This place is easy to miss because it is tucked into a residential area on Main Street, but parking in the back lot. The appointments are private and the consultants cater to the bride in a private room. I like that they talk to you about price and the style you are looking for. This is a sample store so the pros are that you will be getting a dress that is unique, the cons would be that if you find one you like in another size you can't order it.

If you are on a budget and still want a unique dress this is an absolute find. With this place you do have to be patient, I believe the quote from the consultant was that it was like a TJ Maxx in that you have to be patient to look for the deal and the look you love.

I found mine and I recommend that others at least take the time to try.

Post wedding comment: Almost a year to the day when I found my dress and I had so many compliments. The dress was beaded all over and looked so elegant and I loved that I didn't really break the bank. This place really does give you the chance to find that unique look for you!
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11/1/11-I decided to check this out on a recommendation from my sister who accompanied a friend when she was on the hunt for her wedding dress.

This place is easy to miss because it is tucked into a residential area on Main Street, but parking in the back lot. The appointments are private and the consultants cater to the bride in a private room. I like that they talk to you about price and the style you are looking for. This is a sample store so the pros are that you will be getting a dress that is unique, the cons would be that if you find one you like in another size you can't order it.

If you are on a budget and still want a unique dress this is an absolute find. With this place you do have to be patient, I believe the quote from the consultant was that it was like a TJ Maxx in that you have to be patient to look for the deal and the look you love.

I found mine and I recommend that others at least take the time to try.

Post wedding comment: Almost a year to the day when I found my dress and I had so many compliments. The dress was beaded all over and looked so elegant and I loved that I didn't really break the bank. This place really does give you the chance to find that unique look for you! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.6/5.0
I just bought my wedding dress here. I had been referred here by a friend and was dying to go to the store for the experience. They were booked up for the first few weekends i started shopping, so i had already been to several bridal salons, and tried on several great dresses. I was having the HARDEST time trying to choose "the" dress! I liked several, and most were not at all what i originally thought i wanted. i was trying to be open minded, but was ending up feeling more confused and indecisive. I would love something on in person, but hate it on camera. I actually had an appointment at another salon right before my appointment at Wedding Belles and almost bought a dress there. I almost cancelled my Wedding Belles appointment, but i was so excited about going to this place for the experience, I kept the appointment. I made the right decision because i walked out of Wedding Belles with a dress that gave me that feeling all my girly girl friends told me i was supposed to get, but which i never believed i would--tears and all! The dress i bought was much more in line with what i originally thought i wanted before i started shopping. AND the dress PLUS veil and tax cost less than what the other dress i almost bought would've cost alone before tax. It needs virtually no alterations, and looked great on and in pictues. But the experience was amazing and different then the other 5 salons i went to. If you really like a dress you try on in an upstairs bedroom, you get to go downstairs and they give you all kinds of veils and accessories to try on, AND they will do your hair so you get a better idea of the whole picture. They do the perfect amount of gushing (which i needed as i am not the most confident person)-- not too much to sound like a used car salesman telling you everything you try on looks amazing, but enough to make you feel beautiful. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a unique dress of their dreams, and wanting a great shopping experience. Marcia, who i think is the owner, was wonderful! The only problem is that you pretty much have to make a decision on the spot. They will not hold any dresses for you and since it is a sample shop, the dress you like might not be there next time. But i am thrilled i don't have to worry about whether my dress will be there in time because it is already hanging in my closet!
I just bought my wedding dress here. I had been referred here by a friend and was dying to go to the store for the Read more...
I just bought my wedding dress here. I had been referred here by a friend and was dying to go to the store for the experience. They were booked up for the first few weekends i started shopping, so i had already been to several bridal salons, and tried on several great dresses. I was having the HARDEST time trying to choose "the" dress! I liked several, and most were not at all what i originally thought i wanted. i was trying to be open minded, but was ending up feeling more confused and indecisive. I would love something on in person, but hate it on camera. I actually had an appointment at another salon right before my appointment at Wedding Belles and almost bought a dress there. I almost cancelled my Wedding Belles appointment, but i was so excited about going to this place for the experience, I kept the appointment. I made the right decision because i walked out of Wedding Belles with a dress that gave me that feeling all my girly girl friends told me i was supposed to get, but which i never believed i would--tears and all! The dress i bought was much more in line with what i originally thought i wanted before i started shopping. AND the dress PLUS veil and tax cost less than what the other dress i almost bought would've cost alone before tax. It needs virtually no alterations, and looked great on and in pictues. But the experience was amazing and different then the other 5 salons i went to. If you really like a dress you try on in an upstairs bedroom, you get to go downstairs and they give you all kinds of veils and accessories to try on, AND they will do your hair so you get a better idea of the whole picture. They do the perfect amount of gushing (which i needed as i am not the most confident person)-- not too much to sound like a used car salesman telling you everything you try on looks amazing, but enough to make you feel beautiful. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a unique dress of their dreams, and wanting a great shopping experience. Marcia, who i think is the owner, was wonderful! The only problem is that you pretty much have to make a decision on the spot. They will not hold any dresses for you and since it is a sample shop, the dress you like might not be there next time. But i am thrilled i don't have to worry about whether my dress will be there in time because it is already hanging in my closet! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Small intimate atmosphere. The ladies were very helpful, understanding and nice. I got a great deal on a beautiful dress. I loved the facility and the employees.
Small intimate atmosphere. The ladies were very helpful, understanding and nice. I got a great deal on a beautiful dress. Read more...
Small intimate atmosphere. The ladies were very helpful, understanding and nice. I got a great deal on a beautiful dress. I loved the facility and the employees. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I bought my fit and flare Lazaro at Wedding Belles I could not believe I was getting a silk organza beaded dress that was normally 6,000 for 2,000!! They have all different kinds of dresses and for different prices. What I like about Wedding belles was that my consultant let me go back in the room with her to pull dresses. She was great and the second dress I put on was the one!! They also put my hair up and put jewelry on to get the full effect! I Love Wedding Belles I would say if you are looking for a brand name or a certain style you won't be disappointed!!
I bought my fit and flare Lazaro at Wedding Belles I could not believe I was getting a silk organza beaded dress that was Read more...
I bought my fit and flare Lazaro at Wedding Belles I could not believe I was getting a silk organza beaded dress that was normally 6,000 for 2,000!! They have all different kinds of dresses and for different prices. What I like about Wedding belles was that my consultant let me go back in the room with her to pull dresses. She was great and the second dress I put on was the one!! They also put my hair up and put jewelry on to get the full effect! I Love Wedding Belles I would say if you are looking for a brand name or a certain style you won't be disappointed!! Read less
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JTLarson3
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I never imagined finding a wedding dress so easily. Wedding Belles was the first and last place I went looking for a dress and I found one that was "me." They were so helpful and friendly and what a cute store! They really did a great job listening to what I wanted and working within my budget. I was extremely satisfied! Plus they referred me to an absolute wonderful seamstress.
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I never imagined finding a wedding dress so easily. Wedding Belles was the first and last place I went looking for a dress and I found one that was "me." They were so helpful and friendly and what a cute store! They really did a great job listening to what I wanted and working within my budget. I was extremely satisfied! Plus they referred me to an absolute wonderful seamstress. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/9/2011
4.9/5.0
I purchased my dress multiple months ago from Wedding Belles. I have nothing but good things to say about this place. To sum up: found the dress of my dreams there. Paid under $800 for a dress that my alterationist valued at $7500. When the big day came every single person commented on how stunning the dress was. I could not have been more happy, and the same goes for my new husband! Thank you!
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I purchased my dress multiple months ago from Wedding Belles. I have nothing but good things to say about this place. To sum up: found the dress of my dreams there. Paid under $800 for a dress that my alterationist valued at $7500. When the big day came every single person commented on how stunning the dress was. I could not have been more happy, and the same goes for my new husband! Thank you! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The ladies at Wedding Belles were absolutely wonderful to work with. The dress selection they have there is fantastic and I was able to purchase my dream dress from the store.
The ladies at Wedding Belles were absolutely wonderful to work with. The dress selection they have there is fantastic and Read more...
The ladies at Wedding Belles were absolutely wonderful to work with. The dress selection they have there is fantastic and I was able to purchase my dream dress from the store. Read less
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Mary Jo
Wedding:
8/13/2011
3.8/5.0
My future MIL suggested Wedding Belles as a place to look for my dress as her other daughter-in-law also got her dress from there. When I made the appointment, the lady asked my street size and then cautioned that there may not be much for me to try on in that size. I'm a 10/12 street. The comment really didn't leave a good first impression.

Luckily when I got there for the appointment, my consultant Lisa was amazing. I found a lot of dresses to try on. I had only gone to try on dresses once before and really had no vision of what I wanted. I had a $1000 upper limit, and there was plenty under that. We all pulled a bunch of things, they just let you look for yourself and pull dresses, and Lisa was very adept and getting me in and out of dresses, and quickly helping me decide what I liked and didn't like about a dress. When I had narrowed it down to the top three, I got to try each one on and go downstairs where they dolled me all up in a veil and jewelry.

I was really torn between two dresses, and there was really no pressure to buy. Lisa was very helpful in stearing me toward the dress I eventually bought, which was the less expensive of the two finalists, because it was a better quality sample. I think the dress I finally did buy was the first one I had tried one, coincidentally. :)

You do have to use an outside seamstress to do alterations, but they provide a list. I used Marinella in Schaumburg and she was fantastic!
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My future MIL suggested Wedding Belles as a place to look for my dress as her other daughter-in-law also got her dress from there. When I made the appointment, the lady asked my street size and then cautioned that there may not be much for me to try on in that size. I'm a 10/12 street. The comment really didn't leave a good first impression.

Luckily when I got there for the appointment, my consultant Lisa was amazing. I found a lot of dresses to try on. I had only gone to try on dresses once before and really had no vision of what I wanted. I had a $1000 upper limit, and there was plenty under that. We all pulled a bunch of things, they just let you look for yourself and pull dresses, and Lisa was very adept and getting me in and out of dresses, and quickly helping me decide what I liked and didn't like about a dress. When I had narrowed it down to the top three, I got to try each one on and go downstairs where they dolled me all up in a veil and jewelry.

I was really torn between two dresses, and there was really no pressure to buy. Lisa was very helpful in stearing me toward the dress I eventually bought, which was the less expensive of the two finalists, because it was a better quality sample. I think the dress I finally did buy was the first one I had tried one, coincidentally. :)

You do have to use an outside seamstress to do alterations, but they provide a list. I used Marinella in Schaumburg and she was fantastic! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/13/2011
3.9/5.0
Admittedly, I am a pretty decisive person so I only went to two bridal shops before purchasing my wedding dress. Wedding Belles was the second and I when I tried my dress on just loved how I felt in it. The staff there was nice and professional. Everyone was patient when I was going between two dresses, trying them each on a few times, and giving me time to discuss with my mom. They weren't insistent that I rush order the dress which cost me an extra $250 on top of a dress that was pretty expensive. Note: I was shopping in February for an August wedding. They do have a great selection of designer sample gowns as well as new dresses you can order. The shop itself is an old home, charming, cute and clean. Some other sample places are dirty and cheap looking. I know this ultimately doesn't matter but it made me feel more comfortable while shopping for arguably the most photographed dress I will ever own. I would definitely recommend bridal shop.
Admittedly, I am a pretty decisive person so I only went to two bridal shops before purchasing my wedding dress. Wedding Read more...
Admittedly, I am a pretty decisive person so I only went to two bridal shops before purchasing my wedding dress. Wedding Belles was the second and I when I tried my dress on just loved how I felt in it. The staff there was nice and professional. Everyone was patient when I was going between two dresses, trying them each on a few times, and giving me time to discuss with my mom. They weren't insistent that I rush order the dress which cost me an extra $250 on top of a dress that was pretty expensive. Note: I was shopping in February for an August wedding. They do have a great selection of designer sample gowns as well as new dresses you can order. The shop itself is an old home, charming, cute and clean. Some other sample places are dirty and cheap looking. I know this ultimately doesn't matter but it made me feel more comfortable while shopping for arguably the most photographed dress I will ever own. I would definitely recommend bridal shop. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I had the best experience finding my dress at Wedding Belles. I went there after going to two other dress shops in the area. Wedding Belles was my last stop and I was hesitant of going since I was tired and thought that I had already found my dress at the last shop, but thank goodness I decided to stick it out. I went with an entourage on 10 people...it's a small shop, but they made sure we all fit. When you walk in you feel like you are in the house of your grandmother...it's warm and cozy and you feel cared for. The consultant that was helping us felt that she had the perfect dress for me as soon as she saw me, but throughout the appt. was having trouble finding it. I continued to try on several dresses (they had an awesome selection that they let me and my maid of honor sift through), and just as I thought I was finished, the bridal consultant came in with the dress she had been looking for. At first glance, I thought it was pretty, but not what I thought I wanted. However, once I put it on everyone (all 10 of my friends and family) got tears in their eyes and my mom accidentally shouted "It's the one!" What I loved the most about Wedding Belle's is they take you downstairs in front of the mirror and do your hair (mine was in this amazing up-do that took all of 5 minutes) and get a veil and jewelry to put on you. One look in the mirror and I bought it all, because it was perfect! I bought the dress that was a little big, since it was a sample size and they recommended some amazing seamstresses to me. The price was also unbeatable! By the day of the wedding, I was still so happy with my choice of dress, veil, and jewelry. I had my dream wedding in my dream dress!
I had the best experience finding my dress at Wedding Belles. I went there after going to two other dress shops in the Read more...
I had the best experience finding my dress at Wedding Belles. I went there after going to two other dress shops in the area. Wedding Belles was my last stop and I was hesitant of going since I was tired and thought that I had already found my dress at the last shop, but thank goodness I decided to stick it out. I went with an entourage on 10 people...it's a small shop, but they made sure we all fit. When you walk in you feel like you are in the house of your grandmother...it's warm and cozy and you feel cared for. The consultant that was helping us felt that she had the perfect dress for me as soon as she saw me, but throughout the appt. was having trouble finding it. I continued to try on several dresses (they had an awesome selection that they let me and my maid of honor sift through), and just as I thought I was finished, the bridal consultant came in with the dress she had been looking for. At first glance, I thought it was pretty, but not what I thought I wanted. However, once I put it on everyone (all 10 of my friends and family) got tears in their eyes and my mom accidentally shouted "It's the one!" What I loved the most about Wedding Belle's is they take you downstairs in front of the mirror and do your hair (mine was in this amazing up-do that took all of 5 minutes) and get a veil and jewelry to put on you. One look in the mirror and I bought it all, because it was perfect! I bought the dress that was a little big, since it was a sample size and they recommended some amazing seamstresses to me. The price was also unbeatable! By the day of the wedding, I was still so happy with my choice of dress, veil, and jewelry. I had my dream wedding in my dream dress! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Wedding Belles was my absolute dream come true! I had my ideal wedding dress in mind, but was not finding it anywhere. After trying on tons of dresses and explaining to them what I was looking for, they told me that I could basically create the dress I wanted, just by adding to an existing dress. One of their employees was the one that actually picked out the dress and we fell in love the minute I put it on. They directed me to the word's best seamstress, Marinella. My dress was absolutely perfect and the entire staff was so very helpful and friendly. They even gave me a mock up-do, jewelry, and a veil to try on with the dress. One of the best experiences in our entire planning!
Wedding Belles was my absolute dream come true! I had my ideal wedding dress in mind, but was not finding it anywhere. Read more...
Wedding Belles was my absolute dream come true! I had my ideal wedding dress in mind, but was not finding it anywhere. After trying on tons of dresses and explaining to them what I was looking for, they told me that I could basically create the dress I wanted, just by adding to an existing dress. One of their employees was the one that actually picked out the dress and we fell in love the minute I put it on. They directed me to the word's best seamstress, Marinella. My dress was absolutely perfect and the entire staff was so very helpful and friendly. They even gave me a mock up-do, jewelry, and a veil to try on with the dress. One of the best experiences in our entire planning! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing experience finding my dress at Wedding Belles. The staff are friendly, helpful and patient. The shop is cute, clean and organized. I had lost hope at ever really finding 'the' dress and I found the perfect dress at Wedding Belles and had a great experience.
I had an amazing experience finding my dress at Wedding Belles. The staff are friendly, helpful and patient. The shop is Read more...
I had an amazing experience finding my dress at Wedding Belles. The staff are friendly, helpful and patient. The shop is cute, clean and organized. I had lost hope at ever really finding 'the' dress and I found the perfect dress at Wedding Belles and had a great experience. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/3/2011
4.9/5.0
Wedding Belles is a great! I grew up in Barrington and had never been before I got engaged. This was the first place I went to look for dresses and I found the one after just 5 or 6 dresses! Be sure to make an appointment and check their hours.
Wedding Belles is a great! I grew up in Barrington and had never been before I got engaged. This was the first place I Read more...
Wedding Belles is a great! I grew up in Barrington and had never been before I got engaged. This was the first place I went to look for dresses and I found the one after just 5 or 6 dresses! Be sure to make an appointment and check their hours. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I found my dream dress at Wedding Belles. The women who own Wedding Belles are wonderful people and very helpful. The dresses there are mostly sample dresses that you pay for and take home that day. They have a wide selection of dresses for all tastes. I was looking for a ball gown style dress at other stores and it would have cost me over $5000 for my dream dress. I went to Wedding Belles and found it for $2000. The dress was in beautiful condition and I received so many compliments. I recommend Wedding Belles to all of my friends. Both my sisters also found their dream dresses there for a great price (one trumpet style and and a-line dress). Do not be discouraged if you do not find your dress the first time you visit. They are continuously receiving more dresses. The hard part is deciding on the spot. You need to be ready to purchase the dress or it could be gone. They do not hold dresses. Overall a wonderful experience and an excellent place to get your wedding dress :)
I found my dream dress at Wedding Belles. The women who own Wedding Belles are wonderful people and very helpful. The Read more...
I found my dream dress at Wedding Belles. The women who own Wedding Belles are wonderful people and very helpful. The dresses there are mostly sample dresses that you pay for and take home that day. They have a wide selection of dresses for all tastes. I was looking for a ball gown style dress at other stores and it would have cost me over $5000 for my dream dress. I went to Wedding Belles and found it for $2000. The dress was in beautiful condition and I received so many compliments. I recommend Wedding Belles to all of my friends. Both my sisters also found their dream dresses there for a great price (one trumpet style and and a-line dress). Do not be discouraged if you do not find your dress the first time you visit. They are continuously receiving more dresses. The hard part is deciding on the spot. You need to be ready to purchase the dress or it could be gone. They do not hold dresses. Overall a wonderful experience and an excellent place to get your wedding dress :) Read less
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illag
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I had a fantastic experience at Wedding Belles, and I was not the typical bride-to-be. I was an out-of-town bride, and I also was 6 weeks pregnant when I went looking for my dress. As such, I admit I was a little down (ok, call it hormonal, that's fine, too!) that my bridal experience wasn't "normal." In a Kleinfeld's-style made-for-tv moment, Marsha and her staff pretty much stopped my appointment to pull me together and convince me that I could find my dream dress and didn't have to settle for "whatever I could afford or fit into." That they took the time to cater to ME made a lasting impression.

Even though they are a resale/sample shop, they have a large selection (I am size 4/6 at the time, though, so I don't have issues fitting into the sample size; I cannot speak for the selection otherwise). I was looking for a lace dress and there were several to choose from. They also brought me several non-lace dresses that fit the style I had described, so I really had a wide range of options from which to choose.

And, as the other reviewers have mentioned, it is fun to be able to pick out dresses from the racks yourself (though you need some serious arm strength to go through all the dresses!). I went on a weekday, which I recommend for anyone wanting some extra attention or peace and quiet.

The dress I ended up with was actually not a sample but, rather, a dress which had been purchased by a bride whose wedding was later cancelled. So I had a dress that had never before been tried on-- it didn't have any of the typical imperfections of a sample dress. And it was still a bargain at 1/6 of its original cost. It was a lovely Demetrios Ultra Sophisticate that honestly I could not have afforded at its retail value. For that fact alone, Wedding Belles is a MUST VISIT on your search for a dress.

I should also note that one of my close friends and bridesmaids also bought her wedding dress at Wedding Belles; her experience was as positive as mine, so I can say along with the majority of reviewers here that it is no anomaly.

Lastly, the list of alterations services provided by Wedding Belles is great. I used Debbie in Hawthorne Woods and she was phenomenal. My dress fit like a glove and I got rave reviews. And remember, I was living out of town, so Debbie worked with me mostly in the week leading up to the wedding-- not bad for turnaround time.
I had a fantastic experience at Wedding Belles, and I was not the typical bride-to-be. I was an out-of-town bride, and I Read more...
I had a fantastic experience at Wedding Belles, and I was not the typical bride-to-be. I was an out-of-town bride, and I also was 6 weeks pregnant when I went looking for my dress. As such, I admit I was a little down (ok, call it hormonal, that's fine, too!) that my bridal experience wasn't "normal." In a Kleinfeld's-style made-for-tv moment, Marsha and her staff pretty much stopped my appointment to pull me together and convince me that I could find my dream dress and didn't have to settle for "whatever I could afford or fit into." That they took the time to cater to ME made a lasting impression.

Even though they are a resale/sample shop, they have a large selection (I am size 4/6 at the time, though, so I don't have issues fitting into the sample size; I cannot speak for the selection otherwise). I was looking for a lace dress and there were several to choose from. They also brought me several non-lace dresses that fit the style I had described, so I really had a wide range of options from which to choose.

And, as the other reviewers have mentioned, it is fun to be able to pick out dresses from the racks yourself (though you need some serious arm strength to go through all the dresses!). I went on a weekday, which I recommend for anyone wanting some extra attention or peace and quiet.

The dress I ended up with was actually not a sample but, rather, a dress which had been purchased by a bride whose wedding was later cancelled. So I had a dress that had never before been tried on-- it didn't have any of the typical imperfections of a sample dress. And it was still a bargain at 1/6 of its original cost. It was a lovely Demetrios Ultra Sophisticate that honestly I could not have afforded at its retail value. For that fact alone, Wedding Belles is a MUST VISIT on your search for a dress.

I should also note that one of my close friends and bridesmaids also bought her wedding dress at Wedding Belles; her experience was as positive as mine, so I can say along with the majority of reviewers here that it is no anomaly.

Lastly, the list of alterations services provided by Wedding Belles is great. I used Debbie in Hawthorne Woods and she was phenomenal. My dress fit like a glove and I got rave reviews. And remember, I was living out of town, so Debbie worked with me mostly in the week leading up to the wedding-- not bad for turnaround time. Read less
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Sterf2011
Wedding:
9/1/2010
0.4/5.0
If I could rate this establishment a zero I would! Terribly un professional, teenage girls working as consultants, expensive dresses for second hand, dresses with holes, dirty and out dated! Consultants wondering in and out of the room as we dressed.
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If I could rate this establishment a zero I would! Terribly un professional, teenage girls working as consultants, expensive dresses for second hand, dresses with holes, dirty and out dated! Consultants wondering in and out of the room as we dressed. Read less
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Corie
Wedding:
8/27/2010
4.8/5.0
The best. My dress looked 10x worth what it cost. The women who own the shop are so fun and passionate about wedding dresses and make the experience very personal and fun. I tell all of my friends that they have to at least try this place!
The best. My dress looked 10x worth what it cost. The women who own the shop are so fun and passionate about wedding Read more...
The best. My dress looked 10x worth what it cost. The women who own the shop are so fun and passionate about wedding dresses and make the experience very personal and fun. I tell all of my friends that they have to at least try this place! Read less
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lostinmadrid28
Wedding:
7/23/2010
4.9/5.0
Amazing place to find a wedding dress! I had just come from another location in Barrington and was feeling really depressed. They had not been friendly whatsoever to me and I hadn't found anything I even remotely liked. My experience at Wedding Belles was the complete opposite.

The boutique is actually an old house and is beautifully done on the inside. The dressing rooms are rooms of the house. Very cute. Now, all of the dresses here are samples so you can't customize. I was only able to try on ivory dresses, which I was ok with, but some may want a brighter white. However, they have gorgeous designer dresses for amazing prices. My dress retailed for over $2000 and I got it for half of that! I was thrilled with my experience at Wedding Belles AND I was able to walk out with my dress that day!
Amazing place to find a wedding dress! I had just come from another location in Barrington and was feeling really Read more...
Amazing place to find a wedding dress! I had just come from another location in Barrington and was feeling really depressed. They had not been friendly whatsoever to me and I hadn't found anything I even remotely liked. My experience at Wedding Belles was the complete opposite.

The boutique is actually an old house and is beautifully done on the inside. The dressing rooms are rooms of the house. Very cute. Now, all of the dresses here are samples so you can't customize. I was only able to try on ivory dresses, which I was ok with, but some may want a brighter white. However, they have gorgeous designer dresses for amazing prices. My dress retailed for over $2000 and I got it for half of that! I was thrilled with my experience at Wedding Belles AND I was able to walk out with my dress that day! Read less
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Jill and Adam
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I have 3 sisters, and so far all 3 married or engaged have gotten their dresses at Wedding Belles. They are that good. I ended up in a dress that I would never have picked off the rack - but that looked stunning on. They are so patient, and have a knack for finding just the right dress! They have a combination of samples and special order dresses - mine was a special order. The quality of the fabric was amazing. One word of caution - when I got measured they ordered a dress for me that was way way too big - maybe just in case but the alterations were a mess! so definitely work with them to understand the measurements.
I have 3 sisters, and so far all 3 married or engaged have gotten their dresses at Wedding Belles. They are that good. I Read more...
I have 3 sisters, and so far all 3 married or engaged have gotten their dresses at Wedding Belles. They are that good. I ended up in a dress that I would never have picked off the rack - but that looked stunning on. They are so patient, and have a knack for finding just the right dress! They have a combination of samples and special order dresses - mine was a special order. The quality of the fabric was amazing. One word of caution - when I got measured they ordered a dress for me that was way way too big - maybe just in case but the alterations were a mess! so definitely work with them to understand the measurements. Read less
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missj
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Wedding Belles has great customer service. This is a sample shop so you take the gown with you when you purchase it. Since its a sample shop the prices are more reasonable as well. The one thing I would recommend is that you shop around first to determine what you really want. I shopped around and I realized that my budget did not fit my taste so when I went to wedding Belles I already knew what i wanted and had an idea of pricing. I got many compliments on my dress and I couldn't have been any happier with my dress. Furthermore, they let you go into the gown room to pick out dresses which was super fun, once you have found the dress they take you downstairs to the big mirror and they make you up with jewelry and veil so that you can see what you would like. I highly recommend this bridal shop!!
Wedding Belles has great customer service. This is a sample shop so you take the gown with you when you purchase it. Since Read more...
Wedding Belles has great customer service. This is a sample shop so you take the gown with you when you purchase it. Since its a sample shop the prices are more reasonable as well. The one thing I would recommend is that you shop around first to determine what you really want. I shopped around and I realized that my budget did not fit my taste so when I went to wedding Belles I already knew what i wanted and had an idea of pricing. I got many compliments on my dress and I couldn't have been any happier with my dress. Furthermore, they let you go into the gown room to pick out dresses which was super fun, once you have found the dress they take you downstairs to the big mirror and they make you up with jewelry and veil so that you can see what you would like. I highly recommend this bridal shop!! Read less
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CKatsikas
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Love this place! I tell everyone to get their dress at Wedding Belles. Their selection and prices are amazing!

The staff is great and they let you and your family go through the racks of dresses with them (which is a lot of fun).

I loved my dress and received so many compliments!
Love this place! I tell everyone to get their dress at Wedding Belles. Their selection and prices are amazing!

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Love this place! I tell everyone to get their dress at Wedding Belles. Their selection and prices are amazing!

The staff is great and they let you and your family go through the racks of dresses with them (which is a lot of fun).

I loved my dress and received so many compliments! Read less
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dangie2010
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I tried so many other places to find my dress- I should have just went to Wedding Belles first! They are a sample shop so you take your dress with you that day. Because they are a sample shop, the prices are cheaper than what you would find at other stores. I was finding that I had very expensive taste so at Wedding Belles, I was able to get a $1600 dress for $900. I loved my dress!! One great thing they do is put you in your dress, take you down to their giant mirror, do your hair, put a veil and jewelry on you- you feel like a princess! Everyone was very nice- a great experience!
I tried so many other places to find my dress- I should have just went to Wedding Belles first! They are a sample shop so Read more...
I tried so many other places to find my dress- I should have just went to Wedding Belles first! They are a sample shop so you take your dress with you that day. Because they are a sample shop, the prices are cheaper than what you would find at other stores. I was finding that I had very expensive taste so at Wedding Belles, I was able to get a $1600 dress for $900. I loved my dress!! One great thing they do is put you in your dress, take you down to their giant mirror, do your hair, put a veil and jewelry on you- you feel like a princess! Everyone was very nice- a great experience! Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
1/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I was really happy with my experience at Wedding Belle's! Patty was great and the seamstress did an amazing job on a dress that could have been a little tricky! I felt like I got a lot of personal attention and I went into the whole "wedding dress shopping" thing very very intimidated, they made it easy, they just brought me things to try on, and the 4th dress was the perfect one! They were even patient when I brought girlfriends in to get their opinion. Perfect experience, couldn't be happier!
I was really happy with my experience at Wedding Belle's! Patty was great and the seamstress did an amazing job on a dress Read more...
I was really happy with my experience at Wedding Belle's! Patty was great and the seamstress did an amazing job on a dress that could have been a little tricky! I felt like I got a lot of personal attention and I went into the whole "wedding dress shopping" thing very very intimidated, they made it easy, they just brought me things to try on, and the 4th dress was the perfect one! They were even patient when I brought girlfriends in to get their opinion. Perfect experience, couldn't be happier! Read less
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kdunsworth
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Sandy was great! she was so nice and professional! she really worked with me to find the perfect dress! i love my dress so much i didn't want to take it off! and the price was incredible!
Sandy was great! she was so nice and professional! she really worked with me to find the perfect dress! i love my dress so Read more...
Sandy was great! she was so nice and professional! she really worked with me to find the perfect dress! i love my dress so much i didn't want to take it off! and the price was incredible! Read less
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ladybug
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
If you haven't been to Wedding Belles, you must check it out! Beautiful selection of dresses, one-on-one attention and consultants who know what they are doing. Such a wonderful place and value!
If you haven't been to Wedding Belles, you must check it out! Beautiful selection of dresses, one-on-one attention and Read more...
If you haven't been to Wedding Belles, you must check it out! Beautiful selection of dresses, one-on-one attention and consultants who know what they are doing. Such a wonderful place and value! Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Patty the owner was great. She offered discounts where she could and really knew her stuff when it came to the gowns. She picked my gown out for me the first day I was there and when it came in I was absolutely in love. We also did the bridesmaid dresses and shoes there as well. She was very honest about the style of dresses and body type, which I really liked because I'd rather someone tell me if something doesn't look good than lie to me just because I'm the bride.

The seamstress at the shop was not nice at all. Some of my bridesmaids complained to me that she was rude to them. Then when I went to pick my dress up she started fighting with my sister.
Patty the owner was great. She offered discounts where she could and really knew her stuff when it came to the gowns. She Read more...
Patty the owner was great. She offered discounts where she could and really knew her stuff when it came to the gowns. She picked my gown out for me the first day I was there and when it came in I was absolutely in love. We also did the bridesmaid dresses and shoes there as well. She was very honest about the style of dresses and body type, which I really liked because I'd rather someone tell me if something doesn't look good than lie to me just because I'm the bride.

The seamstress at the shop was not nice at all. Some of my bridesmaids complained to me that she was rude to them. Then when I went to pick my dress up she started fighting with my sister. Read less
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emilyhartman
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.8/5.0
They were extremely helpful and patient (I was having trouble deciding between two dresses) with me, and I found a beautiful dress for a reasonable price! If I have any complaints it is that when they called to tell me my veil was available for pick up I e-mailed to let them know when I was going to come down to pick it up because I couldn't find their phone number and they never responded to my e-mail (they were there when I went to pick up the veil though.) Overall, I had a great experience at Wedding Belles and their building is really cute!
They were extremely helpful and patient (I was having trouble deciding between two dresses) with me, and I found a Read more...
They were extremely helpful and patient (I was having trouble deciding between two dresses) with me, and I found a beautiful dress for a reasonable price! If I have any complaints it is that when they called to tell me my veil was available for pick up I e-mailed to let them know when I was going to come down to pick it up because I couldn't find their phone number and they never responded to my e-mail (they were there when I went to pick up the veil though.) Overall, I had a great experience at Wedding Belles and their building is really cute! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
6/14/2009
4.9/5.0
I got my wedding dress at Wedding Belles Ltd., and it was a wonderful experience. I had an idea of what I wanted but I got to try on a variety of dresses and ended up choosing one that was different than what I originally had in mind. When we first got there (my mom and sisters came with), I enjoyed that myself, my mom, my sisters, and our consultant all picked out a few dresses that they wanted me to try on. It was a fun experience for all of us. Then, once you've narrowed it down to a dress or two, they have you come model it in the beautiful downstairs of the Victorian house, and fix your hair and veil so that you can really see yourself as a bride. It was a great place to get an affordable, beautiful and unique wedding dress, and I'd recommend it to anyone!
I got my wedding dress at Wedding Belles Ltd., and it was a wonderful experience. I had an idea of what I wanted but I got Read more...
I got my wedding dress at Wedding Belles Ltd., and it was a wonderful experience. I had an idea of what I wanted but I got to try on a variety of dresses and ended up choosing one that was different than what I originally had in mind. When we first got there (my mom and sisters came with), I enjoyed that myself, my mom, my sisters, and our consultant all picked out a few dresses that they wanted me to try on. It was a fun experience for all of us. Then, once you've narrowed it down to a dress or two, they have you come model it in the beautiful downstairs of the Victorian house, and fix your hair and veil so that you can really see yourself as a bride. It was a great place to get an affordable, beautiful and unique wedding dress, and I'd recommend it to anyone! Read less
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jenylynnw
Wedding:
6/14/2009
4.8/5.0
I went to Wedding Belles on two different occasions to try on dresses and ended up finding the perfect dress at this store. They definitely pamper you all through the process but also try to be honest about helping you decide what looks great on you! On both days, the women helping me were very sweet and helpful! My only complaint would be that at one point, one of the owners came in and was scolding the saleswoman for taking too long and was kind of pushy with me. Otherwise, the experience was awesome, and my dress was both amazing and affordable!!
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I went to Wedding Belles on two different occasions to try on dresses and ended up finding the perfect dress at this store. They definitely pamper you all through the process but also try to be honest about helping you decide what looks great on you! On both days, the women helping me were very sweet and helpful! My only complaint would be that at one point, one of the owners came in and was scolding the saleswoman for taking too long and was kind of pushy with me. Otherwise, the experience was awesome, and my dress was both amazing and affordable!! Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.0/5.0
Wedding Belles was really great to work with. I was lucky to find my dress at another wedding store earlier in the morning, and happened to find the same one at Wedding Belles for cheaper. I had no idea what I wanted my wedding dress to look like, and Wedding Belles can definitely be overwhelming. All the dresses are in the clear garment bags, but it's so hard to really see what they would look like. I think one of the benefits of going to a couple of other wedding shops prior is that you'll have a better idea what you do like and what you don't.
Wedding Belles was really great to work with. I was lucky to find my dress at another wedding store earlier in the Read more...
Wedding Belles was really great to work with. I was lucky to find my dress at another wedding store earlier in the morning, and happened to find the same one at Wedding Belles for cheaper. I had no idea what I wanted my wedding dress to look like, and Wedding Belles can definitely be overwhelming. All the dresses are in the clear garment bags, but it's so hard to really see what they would look like. I think one of the benefits of going to a couple of other wedding shops prior is that you'll have a better idea what you do like and what you don't. Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
4/26/2009
5.0/5.0
This unique bridal salon sits in a victorian home and makes you feel like a princess. It caters to brides only. I bought my dress at a charity event, but it came from this salon. I had asked if I could bring my dress in to pick out a veil from them, and they were cheerfully accommodating. We had personalized attention for almost 2 hours and it was wonderful. I ordered my veil from them as well and couldn't have been more pleased. I've had so many compliments on both the dress and the veil. Definitely go here before you try the larger chain stores.
This unique bridal salon sits in a victorian home and makes you feel like a princess. It caters to brides only. I bought Read more...
This unique bridal salon sits in a victorian home and makes you feel like a princess. It caters to brides only. I bought my dress at a charity event, but it came from this salon. I had asked if I could bring my dress in to pick out a veil from them, and they were cheerfully accommodating. We had personalized attention for almost 2 hours and it was wonderful. I ordered my veil from them as well and couldn't have been more pleased. I've had so many compliments on both the dress and the veil. Definitely go here before you try the larger chain stores. Read less
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sarahchapman15
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC experience with Wedding Belles in Barrington. The 'Belles' were incredibly helpful in finding my perfect dress in my price range. It is a sample store, so I believe they focus on sizes <10, but if you're in that range I'd absolutely recommend it. I ended up getting a Jim Hjelm gown that would have cost ~$3,000 custom, but I only paid $800 for my sample gown. They also helped me to find the perfect veil and accessories :)
FANTASTIC experience with Wedding Belles in Barrington. The 'Belles' were incredibly helpful in finding my perfect dress Read more...
FANTASTIC experience with Wedding Belles in Barrington. The 'Belles' were incredibly helpful in finding my perfect dress in my price range. It is a sample store, so I believe they focus on sizes <10, but if you're in that range I'd absolutely recommend it. I ended up getting a Jim Hjelm gown that would have cost ~$3,000 custom, but I only paid $800 for my sample gown. They also helped me to find the perfect veil and accessories :) Read less
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cuddlebug910
Wedding:
10/17/2008
5.0/5.0
I had a fantastic experience with Wedding Belles. I would definitely recommend shopping at a larger store first so you can narrow down what you're looking for in a dress. Once you get to Wedding Belles, which is a sample shop, it's kind of "luck of the draw", but they have a LARGE selection for a small shop. You can always visit multiple times to try to find your dress. I thought I had found "the one" my first visit... but wasn't *quite* convinced. I went a few other places, but kept thinking about that dress. When it was still there on my second visit, I snatched it up! The service is extremely personal. The staff is fantastic--helpful and friendly. I also purchased my headpiece there! They also carry shoes, veils and jewelry!
I had a fantastic experience with Wedding Belles. I would definitely recommend shopping at a larger store first so you can Read more...
I had a fantastic experience with Wedding Belles. I would definitely recommend shopping at a larger store first so you can narrow down what you're looking for in a dress. Once you get to Wedding Belles, which is a sample shop, it's kind of "luck of the draw", but they have a LARGE selection for a small shop. You can always visit multiple times to try to find your dress. I thought I had found "the one" my first visit... but wasn't *quite* convinced. I went a few other places, but kept thinking about that dress. When it was still there on my second visit, I snatched it up! The service is extremely personal. The staff is fantastic--helpful and friendly. I also purchased my headpiece there! They also carry shoes, veils and jewelry! Read less
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molly1004
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress at Wedding Belles and it was one of the highlights of my wedding planning. The women at Wedding Belles truly make you feel special and provide unparalleled service and attention. The house, itself, is beautiful and you are given your own room to try on gowns. There is no pressure to buy...although you do have to make a decision before leaving. I found a beautiful dress and was very happy with the price. It was a wonderful experience!
I bought my dress at Wedding Belles and it was one of the highlights of my wedding planning. The women at Wedding Belles Read more...
I bought my dress at Wedding Belles and it was one of the highlights of my wedding planning. The women at Wedding Belles truly make you feel special and provide unparalleled service and attention. The house, itself, is beautiful and you are given your own room to try on gowns. There is no pressure to buy...although you do have to make a decision before leaving. I found a beautiful dress and was very happy with the price. It was a wonderful experience! Read less
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pilsen bride
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
This place is wonderful!!! It was such a fantastic experience!!! I can't say that I was very bridal, but this vendor truly made me feel like a bride. I was going to get this dress at the Macy's bridal salon and it was actually going to be cheaper if I opened up a Macy's account, but the employees at Macy's were horrible and ruthless. When I saw that Wedding Belles had the dress I was willing to make the drive to Barrington and foot the bill without opening up a credit card! The staff was great and would recommend this place to any bride!
This place is wonderful!!! It was such a fantastic experience!!! I can't say that I was very bridal, but this vendor truly Read more...
This place is wonderful!!! It was such a fantastic experience!!! I can't say that I was very bridal, but this vendor truly made me feel like a bride. I was going to get this dress at the Macy's bridal salon and it was actually going to be cheaper if I opened up a Macy's account, but the employees at Macy's were horrible and ruthless. When I saw that Wedding Belles had the dress I was willing to make the drive to Barrington and foot the bill without opening up a credit card! The staff was great and would recommend this place to any bride! Read less
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jtagatz
Wedding:
8/9/2008
4.7/5.0
A great option for finding a beautiful dress at a lower cost.
A great option for finding a beautiful dress at a lower cost.
A great option for finding a beautiful dress at a lower cost. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Picking out my dress was such a nice experience. They are operating out of a converted old-fashioned home, it had such a family feel. Everyone who helped me was so kind and doting. & I absolutely loved the dress! I was looking for something unique. Since they didn't carry as many sizes in each dress and they had a great selection. I liked that they only had one of each dress available, it made it feel more special.
Picking out my dress was such a nice experience. They are operating out of a converted old-fashioned home, it had such a Read more...
Picking out my dress was such a nice experience. They are operating out of a converted old-fashioned home, it had such a family feel. Everyone who helped me was so kind and doting. & I absolutely loved the dress! I was looking for something unique. Since they didn't carry as many sizes in each dress and they had a great selection. I liked that they only had one of each dress available, it made it feel more special. Read less
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Lori Taylor
Wedding:
5/31/2008
4.3/5.0
I highly recommend getting your dress from Wedding Belles in Barrington. Although I would advice a newly engaged bride-to-be to try other places first. The only trick is that you are actually purchasing your dress. So you have to go into the process confident that you know what you want and ready to pull the trigger. I got a gorgeous Casablanca dress for only $650 and it fit like a glove. They treat you like a princess and it's wonderful to have all of these "moms" doting all over you while you are shopping. It is a wonderful store and feels like someone's home. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good deal and a dress that is unique and not just one of a million. I loved my dress! Thanks Wedding Belles!
I highly recommend getting your dress from Wedding Belles in Barrington. Although I would advice a newly engaged Read more...
I highly recommend getting your dress from Wedding Belles in Barrington. Although I would advice a newly engaged bride-to-be to try other places first. The only trick is that you are actually purchasing your dress. So you have to go into the process confident that you know what you want and ready to pull the trigger. I got a gorgeous Casablanca dress for only $650 and it fit like a glove. They treat you like a princess and it's wonderful to have all of these "moms" doting all over you while you are shopping. It is a wonderful store and feels like someone's home. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good deal and a dress that is unique and not just one of a million. I loved my dress! Thanks Wedding Belles! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Wedding Belles is such a great place to purchase your dress. I got an absolutely beautiful dress for half the price I would pay at another shop. The people were extremely helpful and very sweet. If you are not into making a quick decision, this is not the place to go since they don't hold the dresses, but they have a wide selection and great prices. It's a unique and wonderful experience!
Wedding Belles is such a great place to purchase your dress. I got an absolutely beautiful dress for half the price I Read more...
Wedding Belles is such a great place to purchase your dress. I got an absolutely beautiful dress for half the price I would pay at another shop. The people were extremely helpful and very sweet. If you are not into making a quick decision, this is not the place to go since they don't hold the dresses, but they have a wide selection and great prices. It's a unique and wonderful experience! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
I just got married a week and a half ago, but bought my dress from Wedding Belles over a year ago. I still look back on my experience there fondly. We actually thought our appointment was one day when it was actually the next, but we lived over an hour from the store. So, they took us in anyway! A lot of dress shops would not be so gracious. The wonderful sales woman that helped me was so sweet. It is a sample shop, so there are many different dresses. SHe must have heaved over 20 dresses over my head, and never complained a bit. She had great advice, and wonderful suggestion. I was very impressed with this store. The prices are VERY reasonable, and they have beautiful jewelry as well. I would certainly reccomend Wedding Belles to any bride looking for her dream dress.
I just got married a week and a half ago, but bought my dress from Wedding Belles over a year ago. I still look back on my Read more...
I just got married a week and a half ago, but bought my dress from Wedding Belles over a year ago. I still look back on my experience there fondly. We actually thought our appointment was one day when it was actually the next, but we lived over an hour from the store. So, they took us in anyway! A lot of dress shops would not be so gracious. The wonderful sales woman that helped me was so sweet. It is a sample shop, so there are many different dresses. SHe must have heaved over 20 dresses over my head, and never complained a bit. She had great advice, and wonderful suggestion. I was very impressed with this store. The prices are VERY reasonable, and they have beautiful jewelry as well. I would certainly reccomend Wedding Belles to any bride looking for her dream dress. Read less
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CareSoko
Wedding:
3/29/2008
3.6/5.0
Bought dress from Wedding Belles. It was beautiful. I wish they were able to put dresses on hold so that you could shop around some before buying.
Bought dress from Wedding Belles. It was beautiful. I wish they were able to put dresses on hold so that you could shop Read more...
Bought dress from Wedding Belles. It was beautiful. I wish they were able to put dresses on hold so that you could shop around some before buying. Read less
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brinkinkc
Wedding:
2/2/2008
5.0/5.0
The ladies in Barrington made an appointment with me and walked me through the entire process of finding and buying the perfect gown on the spot! Their enthusiasm and input were what I needed to walk away with the best dress for me!
The ladies in Barrington made an appointment with me and walked me through the entire process of finding and buying the Read more...
The ladies in Barrington made an appointment with me and walked me through the entire process of finding and buying the perfect gown on the spot! Their enthusiasm and input were what I needed to walk away with the best dress for me! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/3/2007
5.0/5.0
This was an absolutely amazing place to purchase a wedding dress. It took a while to get an appointment, but it was well worth it because of the personal attention I received when I was there. They really make you feel like you are the most important person in the store. There is nothing better than the feeling of coming down the staircase in "The Dress" once you find it to look at yourself in the mirror. My mom and I both cried! It was an absolutely wonderful experience, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a great dress shopping experience!
This was an absolutely amazing place to purchase a wedding dress. It took a while to get an appointment, but it was well Read more...
This was an absolutely amazing place to purchase a wedding dress. It took a while to get an appointment, but it was well worth it because of the personal attention I received when I was there. They really make you feel like you are the most important person in the store. There is nothing better than the feeling of coming down the staircase in "The Dress" once you find it to look at yourself in the mirror. My mom and I both cried! It was an absolutely wonderful experience, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a great dress shopping experience! Read less
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runcarerun
Wedding:
6/24/2007
4.8/5.0
Very personal customer service, 1 on 1, and did an amazing job with making sure it was the right dress for me.
Very personal customer service, 1 on 1, and did an amazing job with making sure it was the right dress for me.
Very personal customer service, 1 on 1, and did an amazing job with making sure it was the right dress for me. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
I found the most beautiful dress on the planet at an affordable price, and I had many options to choose from. The environment of Wedding Belles is excellent and the attention given was great. I couldn't have had a better experience. My sister used them as well, and so did her sister in law. I will forever recommend Wedding Belles!
I found the most beautiful dress on the planet at an affordable price, and I had many options to choose from. The Read more...
I found the most beautiful dress on the planet at an affordable price, and I had many options to choose from. The environment of Wedding Belles is excellent and the attention given was great. I couldn't have had a better experience. My sister used them as well, and so did her sister in law. I will forever recommend Wedding Belles! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
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cpilger
Wedding:
5/13/2006
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a personal wedding dress shopping experience then Wedding Belles is the place to go. From the moment you walk in you get personal attention. Their shop, in an antique home, is lovely and provides large, private rooms to try on the dresses. The service is exceptional with a staff that you can tell truly loves their jobs. I could not have asked for a better wedding dress shopping memory.
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If you are looking for a personal wedding dress shopping experience then Wedding Belles is the place to go. From the moment you walk in you get personal attention. Their shop, in an antique home, is lovely and provides large, private rooms to try on the dresses. The service is exceptional with a staff that you can tell truly loves their jobs. I could not have asked for a better wedding dress shopping memory. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
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DeKalbBride
Wedding:
8/5/2005
4.6/5.0
Beautiful dress, great price. Amazing service. Amazing! I've sent several other brides after my great experience. Try the big insensitive places first, then come to Wedding Belles to experience real service.
Beautiful dress, great price. Amazing service. Amazing! I've sent several other brides after my great experience. Try the Read more...
Beautiful dress, great price. Amazing service. Amazing! I've sent several other brides after my great experience. Try the big insensitive places first, then come to Wedding Belles to experience real service. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Found my dream dress here at a GREAT value!! Very helpful salespeople who are not pushy!
Found my dream dress here at a GREAT value!! Very helpful salespeople who are not pushy!
Found my dream dress here at a GREAT value!! Very helpful salespeople who are not pushy! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I LOVED WEDDING BELLES! The owners are the most wonderful people, and their workers are fabulous too! Shopping here for my wedding dress was the most relaxing experience. I had a large group of people with me and they had no problem accommodating. I tried on a million dresses and after selecting a few of my favorites and they went down stairs and was dressed head to toe to get the whole picture; veil, jewelery, etc. I found my dress, and was excited, but sad that the process was over, because it was so wonderful!
I LOVED WEDDING BELLES! The owners are the most wonderful people, and their workers are fabulous too! Shopping here for my Read more...
I LOVED WEDDING BELLES! The owners are the most wonderful people, and their workers are fabulous too! Shopping here for my wedding dress was the most relaxing experience. I had a large group of people with me and they had no problem accommodating. I tried on a million dresses and after selecting a few of my favorites and they went down stairs and was dressed head to toe to get the whole picture; veil, jewelery, etc. I found my dress, and was excited, but sad that the process was over, because it was so wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Very helpful staff. The dresses were beautiful to choose from and we found the perfect fit! Appointments were necessary and we had a lot of help deciding. A lot of other stuff to choose from as well, perfect shoes, jewelry, veils and hair pieces. I would highly recommend stopping by this quaint little shop.
Very helpful staff. The dresses were beautiful to choose from and we found the perfect fit! Appointments were necessary Read more...
Very helpful staff. The dresses were beautiful to choose from and we found the perfect fit! Appointments were necessary and we had a lot of help deciding. A lot of other stuff to choose from as well, perfect shoes, jewelry, veils and hair pieces. I would highly recommend stopping by this quaint little shop. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Wedding Belles was wonderful to work with! They had so many dresses to choose from in my budget. I absolutely love my dress, belt and veil. I could not have been happier when working with them! I would recommend them to anyone!
Wedding Belles was wonderful to work with! They had so many dresses to choose from in my budget. I absolutely love my Read more...
Wedding Belles was wonderful to work with! They had so many dresses to choose from in my budget. I absolutely love my dress, belt and veil. I could not have been happier when working with them! I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Wedding Belles, my wedding dress perfect.
The staff new exactly what I wanted and made it so easy.
Highly recommend them and great to work with!
We had a wonderful experience with Wedding Belles, my wedding dress perfect.
The staff new exactly what I wanted and Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Wedding Belles, my wedding dress perfect.
The staff new exactly what I wanted and made it so easy.
Highly recommend them and great to work with! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Jen
Wedding:
12/16/2001
4.7/5.0
Our sales consultant was very helpful and listened to exactly what I wanted and didn't want before pulling dresses. The price was right and I found my dream dress within the first 20 minutes.
Our sales consultant was very helpful and listened to exactly what I wanted and didn't want before pulling dresses. The Read more...
Our sales consultant was very helpful and listened to exactly what I wanted and didn't want before pulling dresses. The price was right and I found my dream dress within the first 20 minutes. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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kbooey
Wedding:
8/8/1999
4.5/5.0
I LOVE THIS PLACE! So comfortable and warm- especially the staff. It was an amazing experience for me, as well as for 3 other brides that I have sent and taken there. The dress selection in my budget range was incredible. My dress looked 10 times more expensive than what I payed!!! The assistants are all there for you- and only you, during your appointment. You get a room all to yourself and whomever you bring to the salon. The only drawback was that it took me a long time to get an appointment and that they do not put dresses on hold. However, every bride I know that shopped elsewhere first (i sure did), found their perfect gown at Wedding Belles.
I LOVE THIS PLACE! So comfortable and warm- especially the staff. It was an amazing experience for me, as well as for 3 Read more...
I LOVE THIS PLACE! So comfortable and warm- especially the staff. It was an amazing experience for me, as well as for 3 other brides that I have sent and taken there. The dress selection in my budget range was incredible. My dress looked 10 times more expensive than what I payed!!! The assistants are all there for you- and only you, during your appointment. You get a room all to yourself and whomever you bring to the salon. The only drawback was that it took me a long time to get an appointment and that they do not put dresses on hold. However, every bride I know that shopped elsewhere first (i sure did), found their perfect gown at Wedding Belles. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire

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