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Weddings by Tess

Apple Valley , MN

LOCATION

7630 145th Street West 220
Apple Valley, MN 55124 US

PHONE

952-953-9777

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Sabrina
Wedding:
7/3/2015
4.4/5.0
I really enjoyed the service and attention that I received from choosing my wedding dress, as well as getting alterations. This was my last stop in the dress shopping process and I did not have the most positive attitude. However, the wonderful staff helped me find a dress that turned out to be perfect! I absolutely loved it in the end and got wonderful comments. The best part was the bustle! It was so easy to do!
I really enjoyed the service and attention that I received from choosing my wedding dress, as well as getting alterations. Read more...
I really enjoyed the service and attention that I received from choosing my wedding dress, as well as getting alterations. This was my last stop in the dress shopping process and I did not have the most positive attitude. However, the wonderful staff helped me find a dress that turned out to be perfect! I absolutely loved it in the end and got wonderful comments. The best part was the bustle! It was so easy to do! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tess and her staff are absolutely wonderful. The dress that I purchased off the rack was 5 sizes too big and not the style that I ever imagined I would wear on my wedding day...but Tess worked her magic to make it into my dream dress. I couldn't imagine having worked with anyone else for my wedding gown.
Tess and her staff are absolutely wonderful. The dress that I purchased off the rack was 5 sizes too big and not the style Read more...
Tess and her staff are absolutely wonderful. The dress that I purchased off the rack was 5 sizes too big and not the style that I ever imagined I would wear on my wedding day...but Tess worked her magic to make it into my dream dress. I couldn't imagine having worked with anyone else for my wedding gown. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.4/5.0
I would not recommend anyone purchase their wedding dress from weddings by Tess. The lack of organization was absolutely frustrating. I ended up with four dress fittings, and could have had five if I had the time, however; it was not complete until I had to pick it up in time for my wedding. Every time I was there something was going to be complete the next time, and then wasn't. When I was told the next fitting would be the final, it wasn't because yet another item wasn't complete. Every fitting appt I went to, I waited for Tess to arrive late. Every time. When you have a half hour fitting, and the seamstress is 15-20 minutes late every time, it doesn't result in a great experience. The fittings were rushed, with other brides waiting for Tess as she was rushing to finish up with me. My sleeves that I requested one side be fixed as it was too long, wasn't corrected, and was slipping down constantly on my wedding day. My bustle looked beautiful, except there was an area that kept dragging and wasn't in line with the rest of the dress. There weren't enough staff on Saturdays, resulting in waiting for quite some time just to schedule the next fitting. To top it all off, it was freezing in the store. I did find the dress I wanted at her store, but wish I would have just purchased it there, and went elsewhere for alterations. I was very disappointed in this experience.
I would not recommend anyone purchase their wedding dress from weddings by Tess. The lack of organization was absolutely Read more...
I would not recommend anyone purchase their wedding dress from weddings by Tess. The lack of organization was absolutely frustrating. I ended up with four dress fittings, and could have had five if I had the time, however; it was not complete until I had to pick it up in time for my wedding. Every time I was there something was going to be complete the next time, and then wasn't. When I was told the next fitting would be the final, it wasn't because yet another item wasn't complete. Every fitting appt I went to, I waited for Tess to arrive late. Every time. When you have a half hour fitting, and the seamstress is 15-20 minutes late every time, it doesn't result in a great experience. The fittings were rushed, with other brides waiting for Tess as she was rushing to finish up with me. My sleeves that I requested one side be fixed as it was too long, wasn't corrected, and was slipping down constantly on my wedding day. My bustle looked beautiful, except there was an area that kept dragging and wasn't in line with the rest of the dress. There weren't enough staff on Saturdays, resulting in waiting for quite some time just to schedule the next fitting. To top it all off, it was freezing in the store. I did find the dress I wanted at her store, but wish I would have just purchased it there, and went elsewhere for alterations. I was very disappointed in this experience. Read less
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Bobbi Jo
Wedding:
3/7/2015
4.4/5.0
This is my second time in 7 months that I've needed Tess' help - first was my son's wedding where I purchased the dress from her shop. She did the alterations and also added straps to the dress. (Why is everything sleeveless everywhere you go?) She also did the alterations on the bride's dress and it turned out beautiful.

I returned last week with a dress bought at a different location but once again needed it altered, hemmed and you guessed it - straps!! I find her easy to work with, listens and knows what I want but will also give you an honest answer! She is a joy to be around! I'm picking up this bridesmaid dress in two weeks!
This is my second time in 7 months that I've needed Tess' help - first was my son's wedding where I purchased the dress Read more...
This is my second time in 7 months that I've needed Tess' help - first was my son's wedding where I purchased the dress from her shop. She did the alterations and also added straps to the dress. (Why is everything sleeveless everywhere you go?) She also did the alterations on the bride's dress and it turned out beautiful.

I returned last week with a dress bought at a different location but once again needed it altered, hemmed and you guessed it - straps!! I find her easy to work with, listens and knows what I want but will also give you an honest answer! She is a joy to be around! I'm picking up this bridesmaid dress in two weeks! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I found a beautiful discontinued dress at Tess's Bridal, it was only $150!! I had Tess alter the dress, it took just one fitting. I had her put in a liner so that it wasn't see-though in the sun (for a beach wedding). Fits perfect and I couldn't be happier. This was simple and easy and she was very nice. Highly recommend!
I found a beautiful discontinued dress at Tess's Bridal, it was only $150!! I had Tess alter the dress, it took just one Read more...
I found a beautiful discontinued dress at Tess's Bridal, it was only $150!! I had Tess alter the dress, it took just one fitting. I had her put in a liner so that it wasn't see-though in the sun (for a beach wedding). Fits perfect and I couldn't be happier. This was simple and easy and she was very nice. Highly recommend! Read less
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sydgoodhand
Wedding:
1/3/2015
4.8/5.0
Tess was really fun and sealed the deal for buying my dress. I had a really tough time finding a dress that I loved. I had a terrible customer service experience at other dress stores, but Tess and her team really made me feel special. Tess helped me narrow down dresses, which led to me picking a Mori Lee mermaid gown. Her prices are very fair as well. I bought a beautiful bird cage veil. She told me how I could wear it in my hair, which looked fantastic and she even added pearls to the veil. I'm so glad she was there to help me with my wedding look. The only part that was troubling were some communication issues during the alterations. I thought I was coming in to pick up my dress, but they still had alterations to make and the bustle they did was severely off. Luckily, they were able to turn it around very quickly in time for me to leave, and, although the bustle was still a little off, it looked good enough that I didn't ask for a change.
Tess was really fun and sealed the deal for buying my dress. I had a really tough time finding a dress that I loved. I had Read more...
Tess was really fun and sealed the deal for buying my dress. I had a really tough time finding a dress that I loved. I had a terrible customer service experience at other dress stores, but Tess and her team really made me feel special. Tess helped me narrow down dresses, which led to me picking a Mori Lee mermaid gown. Her prices are very fair as well. I bought a beautiful bird cage veil. She told me how I could wear it in my hair, which looked fantastic and she even added pearls to the veil. I'm so glad she was there to help me with my wedding look. The only part that was troubling were some communication issues during the alterations. I thought I was coming in to pick up my dress, but they still had alterations to make and the bustle they did was severely off. Luckily, they were able to turn it around very quickly in time for me to leave, and, although the bustle was still a little off, it looked good enough that I didn't ask for a change. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter went to Weddings By Tess because she found a dress on the internet and called around to see who had the dress so she could try it on. We were so happy Weddings By Tess had it and even happier when we went to the shop. The employees are great; very patient and attentive. We had a much better experience there than we had at the other wedding shops we visited. Weddings By Tess matched the price we saw advertised. I also found my dress there while waiting for my daughter to be fitted.
Wedding By Tess handled the alterations for our dresses. They did a good job with them. Though my dress alterations were not quite ready when promised, Tess totally made up for it by delivering it herself to my home. She even offered to help me with hall decorations that day! I highly recommend Weddings By Tess. They made the wedding dress & mother of the bride dress shopping a great experience!!
My daughter went to Weddings By Tess because she found a dress on the internet and called around to see who had the dress Read more...
My daughter went to Weddings By Tess because she found a dress on the internet and called around to see who had the dress so she could try it on. We were so happy Weddings By Tess had it and even happier when we went to the shop. The employees are great; very patient and attentive. We had a much better experience there than we had at the other wedding shops we visited. Weddings By Tess matched the price we saw advertised. I also found my dress there while waiting for my daughter to be fitted.
Wedding By Tess handled the alterations for our dresses. They did a good job with them. Though my dress alterations were not quite ready when promised, Tess totally made up for it by delivering it herself to my home. She even offered to help me with hall decorations that day! I highly recommend Weddings By Tess. They made the wedding dress & mother of the bride dress shopping a great experience!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Loved working with Tess! Loved my dress!
Loved working with Tess! Loved my dress!
Loved working with Tess! Loved my dress! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Loved working with Tess! She did a fantastic job fitting my dress. I had purchased it out of state and was worried about finding someone who could work with the all lace dress and she did an amazing job. The alteration costs were high but the amount of work needed was also large so I can't say it was overpriced. She also created the world's easiest bustle which my friends greatly appreciated. There was a small issue I found with my dress after picking it up 2 days before the wedding and it was fixed immediately after bringing it in. All of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly!
Loved working with Tess! She did a fantastic job fitting my dress. I had purchased it out of state and was worried about Read more...
Loved working with Tess! She did a fantastic job fitting my dress. I had purchased it out of state and was worried about finding someone who could work with the all lace dress and she did an amazing job. The alteration costs were high but the amount of work needed was also large so I can't say it was overpriced. She also created the world's easiest bustle which my friends greatly appreciated. There was a small issue I found with my dress after picking it up 2 days before the wedding and it was fixed immediately after bringing it in. All of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.5/5.0
Tess has been great; even through delayed shipping issues. She has a ton of dresses in various sizes and styles. The new shop is great too!
Tess has been great; even through delayed shipping issues. She has a ton of dresses in various sizes and styles. The new Read more...
Tess has been great; even through delayed shipping issues. She has a ton of dresses in various sizes and styles. The new shop is great too! Read less
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