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Wedding Belles Ltd.

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

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847-304-0414

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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
4.9/5.0
Very nice place with awesome ladies to help you look your best! Found an awesome dress here at a great price!
Very nice place with awesome ladies to help you look your best! Found an awesome dress here at a great price!
Very nice place with awesome ladies to help you look your best! Found an awesome dress here at a great price! 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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Shann
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Wedding Belle's was my third attempt at trying on gowns and I was beginning to worry I was never gonna feel like a dress was "the one". Lisa, my consultant was amazing. She was super helpful and knowledgeable. She could tell what I liked and made great recommendations. I walked out with a gorgeous Pronovias gown for less than half what it retailed for. The owner came over while i was purchasing it to tell me it was her favorite gown in the shop! Beyond thrilled with my experience and would highly recommend them
Wedding Belle's was my third attempt at trying on gowns and I was beginning to worry I was never gonna feel like a dress Read more...
Wedding Belle's was my third attempt at trying on gowns and I was beginning to worry I was never gonna feel like a dress was "the one". Lisa, my consultant was amazing. She was super helpful and knowledgeable. She could tell what I liked and made great recommendations. I walked out with a gorgeous Pronovias gown for less than half what it retailed for. The owner came over while i was purchasing it to tell me it was her favorite gown in the shop! Beyond thrilled with my experience and would highly recommend them Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
9/26/2014
4.3/5.0
This is a small, privately owned business that essentially sells “display models” of wedding gowns. The gowns are new and in perfect condition. They are reasonably priced, but not necessarily bargains.

Pros:
• Knowledgeable, helpful staff gives you one-on-one attention and specific feedback but isn’t pushy
• The gown you try on is the actual gown you will wear. You won’t order that style and then have to wait for it to be mailed in. You could go home with it the same day.
• Evening hours (for us working girls!)
• They give you recommendations for tailors they trust

Cons:
• They don’t have every dress in every size. So it is possible (but unlikely) that you would see a perfect dress that doesn’t fit you, and you’d be out of luck.
• No good website or ability to browse online. You have to telephone to make an appointment, too. Don’t just drop in and expect to shop on your own.
• The shop is in a cute little house, but it can be a bit crowded.
• There isn’t a separate changing room, so be prepared to strip to your underwear in front of your shopping companions and the saleswoman.
This is a small, privately owned business that essentially sells “display models” of wedding gowns. The gowns are new and Read more...
This is a small, privately owned business that essentially sells “display models” of wedding gowns. The gowns are new and in perfect condition. They are reasonably priced, but not necessarily bargains.

Pros:
• Knowledgeable, helpful staff gives you one-on-one attention and specific feedback but isn’t pushy
• The gown you try on is the actual gown you will wear. You won’t order that style and then have to wait for it to be mailed in. You could go home with it the same day.
• Evening hours (for us working girls!)
• They give you recommendations for tailors they trust

Cons:
• They don’t have every dress in every size. So it is possible (but unlikely) that you would see a perfect dress that doesn’t fit you, and you’d be out of luck.
• No good website or ability to browse online. You have to telephone to make an appointment, too. Don’t just drop in and expect to shop on your own.
• The shop is in a cute little house, but it can be a bit crowded.
• There isn’t a separate changing room, so be prepared to strip to your underwear in front of your shopping companions and the saleswoman. 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!
Going to Wedding Belles was such a great experience! They were the first and only wedding dress shopping experience I had Read more...
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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brattybaby27
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
This was my final place after a whole day of wedding dress shopping. I had found a dress that I thought was okay at another place. I get to Wedding Belles and these two sweet ladies ask me what I'm looking for and let me look through to see if I like any of the dresses. I pick out couple and while I'm trying them on, they brought me few others they thought I would like. I fell in love with the dress they brought me. Different from what I was looking for but the dress they brought me was so gorgeous I could not help it. I ended up getting the dress but took me some time in the store to make the decision. The ladies were so sweet and patient and brought me some other options and veils to try with so I can see what it would look like. I ended up getting the dress and I can't wait for my fiancee to see me on our wedding day! A great place... suggestion, go after you have looked at other places that way you'll know when you see the dress here that, its the one.
This was my final place after a whole day of wedding dress shopping. I had found a dress that I thought was okay at Read more...
This was my final place after a whole day of wedding dress shopping. I had found a dress that I thought was okay at another place. I get to Wedding Belles and these two sweet ladies ask me what I'm looking for and let me look through to see if I like any of the dresses. I pick out couple and while I'm trying them on, they brought me few others they thought I would like. I fell in love with the dress they brought me. Different from what I was looking for but the dress they brought me was so gorgeous I could not help it. I ended up getting the dress but took me some time in the store to make the decision. The ladies were so sweet and patient and brought me some other options and veils to try with so I can see what it would look like. I ended up getting the dress and I can't wait for my fiancee to see me on our wedding day! A great place... suggestion, go after you have looked at other places that way you'll know when you see the dress here that, its the one. Read less
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babyK
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
This is a WONDERFUL place! Truly a breath of fresh air. It is owned by two LOVELY ladies who truly love weddings and truly love brides. There is NO hard sell. NONE. My consultant, Marcia, was one of the owners, and she treated me as if I were her own daughter. Her main goal was to make me look and feel beautiful! Dresses are sold off the rack and are very affordable. I don't think I saw a dress over $1200 in the whole store! Sadly, I actually found my dress somewhere else the next day, but I loved this place so much, that I REALLY wanted to purchase here and therefore, had to write a review. If you live in the western suburbs, this should be your first stop when dress shopping.
This is a WONDERFUL place! Truly a breath of fresh air. It is owned by two LOVELY ladies who truly love weddings and truly Read more...
This is a WONDERFUL place! Truly a breath of fresh air. It is owned by two LOVELY ladies who truly love weddings and truly love brides. There is NO hard sell. NONE. My consultant, Marcia, was one of the owners, and she treated me as if I were her own daughter. Her main goal was to make me look and feel beautiful! Dresses are sold off the rack and are very affordable. I don't think I saw a dress over $1200 in the whole store! Sadly, I actually found my dress somewhere else the next day, but I loved this place so much, that I REALLY wanted to purchase here and therefore, had to write a review. If you live in the western suburbs, this should be your first stop when dress shopping. Read less
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joannaNOLA
Wedding:
5/22/2009
4.0/5.0
Beautiful designer dresses and very nice and helpful staff. I picked a sample dress, which means I ended up going to a seamstress.
Beautiful designer dresses and very nice and helpful staff. I picked a sample dress, which means I ended up going to a Read more...
Beautiful designer dresses and very nice and helpful staff. I picked a sample dress, which means I ended up going to a seamstress. Read less
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babycatcher5
Wedding:
7/26/2008
4.0/5.0
This cute boutique came strongly recommended by several friends who had gotten married in the area. The women working were very helpful and I found my dress the first day of shopping. Although this store primarily sells sample and consignment dresses, my dress was one of the few that could be ordered. I was measured and my dress was ordered. My first dress arrived damaged and was sent back to the manufacturer without notifying me (after I bought a plane ticket to fly from CA for a fitting). The second dress was not ordered to my length. Finally, when I was able to come for a fitting, a third dress had also appeared. The third dress that was supposedly measured to my length was several inches too short. Fortunately, Wedding Belles had kept the second dress which required significant alterations. Wedding Belles paid my alteration costs and reimbursed me for the price of my ticket change. I would recommend sticking to their in-stock items and not doing a special order although I felt Marcia (the owner) went out of their way to correct their errors.
This cute boutique came strongly recommended by several friends who had gotten married in the area. The women working were Read more...
This cute boutique came strongly recommended by several friends who had gotten married in the area. The women working were very helpful and I found my dress the first day of shopping. Although this store primarily sells sample and consignment dresses, my dress was one of the few that could be ordered. I was measured and my dress was ordered. My first dress arrived damaged and was sent back to the manufacturer without notifying me (after I bought a plane ticket to fly from CA for a fitting). The second dress was not ordered to my length. Finally, when I was able to come for a fitting, a third dress had also appeared. The third dress that was supposedly measured to my length was several inches too short. Fortunately, Wedding Belles had kept the second dress which required significant alterations. Wedding Belles paid my alteration costs and reimbursed me for the price of my ticket change. I would recommend sticking to their in-stock items and not doing a special order although I felt Marcia (the owner) went out of their way to correct their errors. Read less
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whattablonde
Wedding:
1/19/2008
5.0/5.0
I went to Wedding Belles to get my dress after visiting a couple other wedding shops. They give you lots of personal attention, and will keep working with you until you find the perfect dress. The prices are outstanding for the dresses that you get to choose from. I will be recommending many family members and friends to go to Wedding Belles in the future. They do a great job.
I went to Wedding Belles to get my dress after visiting a couple other wedding shops. They give you lots of personal Read more...
I went to Wedding Belles to get my dress after visiting a couple other wedding shops. They give you lots of personal attention, and will keep working with you until you find the perfect dress. The prices are outstanding for the dresses that you get to choose from. I will be recommending many family members and friends to go to Wedding Belles in the future. They do a great job. Read less
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Iteach5
Wedding:
9/19/2007
5.0/5.0
The consultants at Wedding Belles are very experienced, sweet, and very willing to work with brides for a long time before they make their choices. The prices are unbelievable, as it mainly a sample shop. I purchased my dress for under $1,000, and the retail value would have been several thousand. My veil fit perfectly with my dress as well. I was very happy with Wedding Belles.
The consultants at Wedding Belles are very experienced, sweet, and very willing to work with brides for a long time before Read more...
The consultants at Wedding Belles are very experienced, sweet, and very willing to work with brides for a long time before they make their choices. The prices are unbelievable, as it mainly a sample shop. I purchased my dress for under $1,000, and the retail value would have been several thousand. My veil fit perfectly with my dress as well. I was very happy with Wedding Belles. Read less
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SomethingBorrowed
Wedding:
8/18/2007
5.0/5.0
The ladies here are super nice, and they have a great selection of dresses at reduced prices. Highly recommended - I love my gown!
The ladies here are super nice, and they have a great selection of dresses at reduced prices. Highly recommended - I love Read more...
The ladies here are super nice, and they have a great selection of dresses at reduced prices. Highly recommended - I love my gown! Read less
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JCat
Wedding:
5/3/2006
5.0/5.0
The bridal consultants at Wedding Belles were so caring and helpful! The shop is in a cute little house in Barrington. They provided cookies and water. The women there helped find all the dresses and helped me try them on. I found my wedding dress there and even had a hard time choosing between a few. I definitely recommend Wedding Bells!
The bridal consultants at Wedding Belles were so caring and helpful! The shop is in a cute little house in Barrington. Read more...
The bridal consultants at Wedding Belles were so caring and helpful! The shop is in a cute little house in Barrington. They provided cookies and water. The women there helped find all the dresses and helped me try them on. I found my wedding dress there and even had a hard time choosing between a few. I definitely recommend Wedding Bells! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I was anxious to start shopping for my wedding dress! The minute I stepped into wedding belles, I was put at ease. The two ladies in the shop were extremely attentive and made my experience very personal and memorable! There were a large variety of dresses and the quality is top notch. I found exactly what I was looking for and can't wait to show it off on the big day!
I was anxious to start shopping for my wedding dress! The minute I stepped into wedding belles, I was put at ease. The two Read more...
I was anxious to start shopping for my wedding dress! The minute I stepped into wedding belles, I was put at ease. The two ladies in the shop were extremely attentive and made my experience very personal and memorable! There were a large variety of dresses and the quality is top notch. I found exactly what I was looking for and can't wait to show it off on the big day! Read less
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