WowMom

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 25, 2010

WowMom
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Big City Bride
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I am currently working with Susan Cordogan of Big City Bride for my September wedding. So far she has been really great and is incredibly creative. I also heard great things from her former clients and attended one of her events and it was phenomenal. I'll update this once my wedding has passed.
Services used: Unique Services

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Belle Vie Bridal Couture
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I have not received my gown yet but so far I have had a great experience at Belle Vie. The consultant (JC?) was really friendly and incredibly patient and not at all pushy. She followed up with me since I did not decide on my first visit and told me about their trunk show which would get me 10% off the gown I really wanted. I even got to meet the designer and she showed me some gorgeous veils and helped me complete the look. I was having some trouble deciding since the price of the dress was a lot more than I am used to spending on anything let alone one dress but the owner talked to me and worked out a great deal on alterations to help me feel a little better about the final price. Their Vera Wang and St. Pucchi selection is amazing but if you're not into those designers I can see how some people don't think they have a great selection because I wasn't really feeling anything else in the store. I also liked that they let you browse because I hate sitting there waiting for someone to guess what I might like. Plus, if you're going to drop big bucks on a designer gown you might as well get the star treatment along with it and they are awesome at making you feel like you're their #1 Bride.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 1.0 / 5.0 )
Aweful...a friend got her dress here as well as our bridesmaids dresses. They were overpriced and late. Since I didn't know any better at the time, I decided to go try on dresses there when I began my search for a bridal gown and the experience was a little traumatizing. They are really pushy and try to rush you into buying whatever dress they can. They push, pull, and pinch you into different dresses and made me feel very self-conscious. Overall, the worst dress shopping experience I had.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I did not get my gown here but they did have a gorgeous selection and the sisters were really great. The boutique itself is beautiful and spacious. Melissa was my consultant and she gave me amazing ideas on how to complete my wedding day look and was very creative when it came to finding ways to customize a gown without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, when I went to try on dresses I had already had my heart set on another gown but had I been there first I think I would have bought one of their Ines di Santo gowns. Melissa also went beyond just the regular bridal gown advice and was able to give me good advice on selecting a wedding planner so I really felt I got a lot out of my visit there.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Ultimate Bride
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
I went to Ultimate Bride thinking I was going to find my dress because I thought I was going to pick a Kenneth Pool or Oscar de la Renta dress. They did not have the dresses I wanted to try on from the Kenneth Pool collection but the consultant, who was very friendly at the time, told me they had new ones coming in and that she would take all of my information and email me as soon as she knew the exact dates of the new arrivals but that it should be within a month. That was the last I ever heard from them. I emailed the consultant and the store and called and noone answered or got back to me. Luckily I found a beautiful St Pucchi gown down the street at Belle Vie. I don't really know what happened but I have been told that they size you up and if they don't think you look like you have the money for a couture gown they will completely ignore you. Guess I didn't look like a couture bride, too bad they didn't know my parents were paying for the wedding.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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House of Brides
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I went to House of Brides Oak Lawn to try on wedding dresses. I found a few dresses I liked but did not fall in love with any. Their prices are really affordable and they give you great discounts if you ask. What I liked best are their consultants. They are incredibly laid back and really take time to show you anything you like. I went there recently to look at bridesmaids dresses and think I will be buying them there. They are really nice, look a lot more expensive than they are, and my bridesmaids love the price since everyone knows you don't really ever wear those dresses again.
Services used: Dress & Attire