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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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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
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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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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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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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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