Angelus Bridal & Formals
I should have known better...
I went prom dress shopping here when I was 17, 8 years later it really hasn't changed much. I was hoping after reading all the nice reviews on here that I would have a good experience, unfortunately that was not the case. Starting with booking my appointment, I called and the male owner answered the phone he was not very professional at all and seemed bothered by and was impatient with my questions. Then we got to the shop. It started okay. I'm not really sure how this happened but somehow the saleswoman managed to refer to my "fat" (I'm 5' 2" and 115lbs, I'm not fat) and asked if I was pregnant all in a matter of five minutes. The whole experience was very bizarre. Not exactly what I was looking for when I walked in there.
They seemed to have nice dresses. I, for obvious reasons, did not purchase my dress there. Good luck to any future brides that venture into this store.
I went to Angelus Bridal as my 1st dress shop. I didn’t think I would find a dress. I am so picky. I went there because my Aunt went to Angelus before when she got married & loved the selection!
As we walked in the, owner Coco, gave us all hugs & kisses. Coco said that Rhonda will be my consultant & told me I could start picking out dresses. I was a bride in dress heaven! They have a huge selection! Any bride can go in Angelus & find the perfect dress.
Rhonda introduced herself to me & my family. She set up everything for the trying on process. When I came out to show my family, I voiced what I didn’t like about the dress & Rhonda paid attention to that. SHE ACTUALLY LISTENED TO WHAT I SAID! This is a rare thing to find in retail. She knew what I was looking for by what I said I liked & didn’t. As I was changing to leave, felling a little upset that I did not find “the” dress. She ran into my room & said I have one more dress! I was so happy! When I put on the dress it was the perfect style. When I showed my family they fell in love with it! Rhonda knew right away I wanted a little more sparkle, so she pulled the most beautiful belt for the dress. She still knew that it was missing something for me; she put a tulle overlay over the bottom. When the dress all together, I started to cry because I knew that was my dress! Rhonda created my dress!
Once everything was done she told me that she changed her plans to stay after closing for me. I love that she didn’t rush me out & let us stay late to make sure that I found my dress. She was very knowledgeable of the inventory.
As an added bonus, the prices are amazing! I couldn’t be happier with the dress & that the cost was not crazy expensive. Angelus is the best dress store; the prices & selection can’t compare to anyone else!
This is a store that you need to go to first; you will find what you want & can’t beat the price! I highly recommend having Rhonda as your consultant; she’s a wedding dress Angel.
I walked into Angelus Bridal with intentions of just looking at swatches for my bridesmaids dresses. I still hadn't found my own dress and learned that they carried bridal gowns from the designer I had been searching for.
Rhonda was the first person to greet me and I have to say that she was absolutely AMAZING!!! I got to try on 4 dresses today by Mori Lee. I am in a woman's size (18-20) bridal gown and was concerned about not being able to try on the dresses because they wouldn't have my size. But Angelus bridal has a very large selection in all sizes. All of the dresses that Rhonda pulled for me fit me like a glove and looked so gorgeous. I felt glamorous in each of them. I loved that my problem today was "which one do I choose" and not "they don't have it in my size to try on".
With Rhonda's help, I found my dress today! The staff at Angelus Bridal are all so friendly. But I personally think I hit the jackpot with Rhonda, not only was she great at knowing which dresses to pull to flatter my figure, we also had a great time today. I had my "say yes to the dress" experience. I really enjoyed Rhonda so much.
And while at Angelus Bridal today, I visited with their in house floral vendor and ordered my flowers and also did a cake tasting which was delicious! I will be booking my next appointment with the cake vendor!
Oh and one last thing, the owner of this store invented a strapless bra that you will fall in love with. No back fat, full lift and support, and a flattened waist line. I couldn't believe it!
WOW, loved every experience i had going here. They are willing to work with you and always with a friendly smile. Big props go out to Rhonda always so friendly and helpful. You have to TRY the bra the owner desgined talk about pull you in ALL the right places.
I visited Angelus Bridals & Formals looking for a wedding dress for my March 2013 wedding. I knew that I had to find something quickly in order to get it in time. I visited the store without an appointment and was greated by a very friendly woman who invited me to look through the dresses to see if there was anything that I liked. My mom and I went through the dresses, but didn't see anything that I thought I would like. We were starting to walk out when Rhonda approached us and asked if I had a few minutes to wait for her to finish with her appointment. So I waited and I am glad I did. I told her my budget and what I was looking for. She pulled 4-5 dresses for me, but I only tried on three. The first was pretty, the second was amazing and I thought I was sold, but then I tried on the third and I knew I was done. The dress was stunning and at the very bottom of my budget. It was a one shoulder dress and I was looking for strapless and Rhonda showed me how it could be altered to be exactly what I wanted. She was so friendly and helpful. I also loved that she was trying to find the best dress for me and not the most expensive to make a better sale for them. I ordered my dress that day and I am completely satisfied. Rhonda is great at knowing what dresses to pull that will flatter your figure. I had a great experience at Angelus with Rhonda.
I went there to get an idea of what dress I wanted. I had already been to davids bridal and I couldn't find what I was looking for and they didn't seem to in touch with my wants and needs. Rhonda was wonderful, she asked me a few simple questions, and then new exactly what I wanted. She new what I wanted before I did. I found my dress today, and am so thankful that I went to Angelus!
You can't judge a book by its cover! This place doesn't look like a great bridal shop but it truly is. The employees are more than helpful and patient my dress came in way before the ETA and I couldn't have had an easier experience.
The wedding dress was wondeful and I appreciate the help of my sales rep. She was very helpful and helped me through the whole process of picking the right dress for me. The main issue I have is with the owner of the store, Coco. He was very rude and unprofessional. Angelus posted a coupon on weddingwire and when the coupon was presented at the store Coco would not honor it. When I spoke with him regarding this he was very rude and even went as far as insulting me. How can you insult a customer who just bought a dress in your store?!?! And even worse if you publish a coupon you should HONOR it otherwise its just false advertising. I wouldn't recommend this store to anyone b/c of their dishonest owner. Why would you want to shop at a place with no ethics. Stay away!!!
Worst business attitude ever, extremely rude customer service, place is full of liars. Ordered bridesmaid dresses back in August, was told they would arrive end of Oct., first week of Nov., unfortunately they arrived Nov 19. I do not live in south Fl, so I made arrangements with them for $20 shipping (ridiculous) to have it sent to me before Thanksgiving, worst case scenario I was told I would get the dress Fri after Thanksgiving. On Nov 28, a week and a half later, I called to find out whereabouts of the dress, turns out they never shipped it because "something was wrong with their UPS account." I was told the dress would be over nighted to me that Wed so I would get it on Thur. I finally got the dress late Friday afternoon, had to go to the post office to pick it up. The shipping label was $11 when they had charged me $20. I called them again and spoke with the owner, who was unbelievably rude. I told them they should not be making a profit off shipping when I already paid $160 for the dress, but the owner told me that is how businesses are ran, they make money off of everything. And him shipping the dress was a favor done for me, a favor that I paid for, and waited for almost 2 weeks and that instead of complaining I need to be thanking him that I got the dress. He also told me that he had to inconvenience one of this workers by going to the post office, waiting in line over an hour to ship my dress, but this inconvenience was due to "something being wrong with their UPS account." I said I also had to inconvenience myself by going to the postal office on Fri afternoon after work and wait in a long line to get my dress. Had they sent it UPS like I was told, which is what I paid the $20 shipping for, the dress would have been delivered to the door. The owner said he was surprised I was upset over the $9, but it is not the money but the principle. If you pay for something you expect it done, especially if you're told it would get done on a certain date. STAY AWAY!!!
One word. "Awesome" Everyone there was amazing to work with. They even held my dress for 8 months after it came in.
Don't go anywhere else.
P.S. Use the seamstress who rents the shop out in the back of the store. "Reina" she is AMAZING and...
My sister & I are getting married this year. I tried on about 30 dresses prior to going to Angelus Bridal. I called a different store three weeks ahead of time to make an appointment for me and my sister and told them there would be 5 of us total. The other store said "no problem." Apparently it was because we arrived and there was 1 chair for someone to sit, the store was so cluttered and we were told we'd have to hurry up because she (the store owner) had another bride arriving in 15 minutes! My mother was so upset and told her how I traveled 4hrs to visit her store(I live in north central Florida). The owner shrugged her shoulders and walked away.
My sister found Angelus Bridal online and was able to get us an appointment immediately. The staff makes you feel as if you are a part of their family. They were extremely inviting, very helpful, and willing to go the extra mile. I can not say enough about this staff. Both my sister & I found our dresses that day! I also ordered one of the Flattering Me Bras, and it was well worth the money.
After leaving I emailed Coco and he was very prompt with corresponding with me. If you are looking for a dress, this is THE place! I'm glad I drove the 4hrs to them, I am beyond satisfied.
The staff at Angelus Bridal is amazing. They were so helpful while I was trying on TONS of dresses before finding the perfect one. I fell in love with one dress, but thought it was too revealing for the ceremony. The owner came by and helped come up with an idea that I ended up LOVING when it was finally completed. Very knowledgeable staff, very professional and extremely affordable. Highly recommend.
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!! My sister and I are getting marrried this year, myself in July and her in October. We made an appointment at another store to find dresses and were told we would have to wait an hour to receive help and they did not have any place to accomodate the wait. After 15 mins of frustration I googled bridal stores in the area, Angelus Bridal came up. I called immediately to see if they could squeeze us in and they did!! Not only did they take us the same day but they had plenty of room for our large family. The owner is just as amazing as his staff!!! They made the most important day of our lives so exciting and the most memorable experience ever. If you are in need of a dress this is definately the spot!! Thank You Angelus Bridal staff for making me feel like the most beautiful bride ever!!
I didn't try on any dresses prior to going to Angelus, I knew exactly what I wanted and I would not settle. I walked in, no appointment, and described the gown to the sales woman. Luckily, they had the dress I wanted (for a steal!) and didn't pressure me to try on anything else. I left that same day, not 20 minutes later, completely satisfied. The bridal sales team here are the most helpful and efficient women I have ever met. I am so excited to wear my gown, I can't wait for my wedding so I can see the look on my husband-to-be's face. Thank you SO much!
After extensive internet searching and checking several local bridal stores, Angelus had everything I needed for myself and my bridesmaids. Not only do they provide quality merchandise, their sales to associates (especially Rhonda Williams) were very knowledgeable, professional and willing to go above and beyond to assist in ensuring that my wedding day went off perfectly. I recommend this store highly.
They have a great selection and Reina in the back is the BEST seamstress!
I went to Angelus under the recommendation of a friend. I tried on a few dresses but they didn't really suit my wedding theme. Angelus, the owner, approached me on the way out and recommended that I tried on a dress he thought was perfect for my ceremony. I tried it on and fell in love. Their in house alterations woman is awesome as well.
Coco the owner was a pleasure to work with and he really did all he can to help me get the dress of my dreams. Rhonda was the BEST person I've ever worked with at any store. She helped me from day one to find my dream dress and did everything to ensure up until the day of the wedding that it was perfect.
Anyone looking for the perfect dress MUST visit Angelus Bridals as they have every dress imaginable and will work with you to ensure you get what you want.
I came in with out an appointment and was given full attention. I come from Canada and could not beat the price for such a gorgeous dress. I probably saved at least $500. The service was great and I am very excited to wear it!
Angelus was the first store I visited based on a recommendation from a friend who had been to A LOT of places in Boca, Miami, Coral Gables, etc. My consultant Melissa was FANTASTIC!!! I tried on a few dresses and found a few I kind of liked. I went to a few other stores because I couldn't just go to one. Once I found the style dress I liked (which was 100% different from my first appt with Melissa), I went back to them because their level of service was a 10 on a 5 star scale and I was hoping, now that I had a different style, that I would find a dress I liked in their store. Rhonda helped me when I went back the second time and picked out styles similar to what I showed her in pictures. COCO saw the first dress she picked and said "that is going to be your dress," I said "nah, I like the other one she is pulling" (which was a dress I tried on in another store and liked A LOT). Sure enough, Coco was RIGHT! I ended up buying the one he said! He was amazing!!! He gave me his HONEST opinions and I never felt like he was just trying to sell a dress to me! There were other ones that were MORE expensive that he said no way to! He pointed out a problem with the dress I really liked that I never would have seen...it would have made me look shorter in pictures, and I could see what he meant in the mirror! I could not believe he saw that! The other store I tried that dress on in, just kept saying how beautiful I looked and it was a perfect dress for me (like they all do). I was 150% satisfied and am so Grateful to Coco, Melissa, and Rhonda! They were all so helpful and made finding my dress EASY! I will recommend them to EVERYONE! Thank you for everything!
After visiting countless bridal boutiques (including one that told me that my $1000 dress budget was very, very small and they didn't think they had any dresses that that price point) I was beyond frustrated with the whole dress shopping process. Finally, on a whim, I decided to give Angelus Bridal a try. I'd seen their storefront countless times while driving down I-95, but never thought to much about the place. The moment I walked in the door I knew I'd come to the right place. Each dress had a price on it and what the percentage off would be if you purchased the sample. The dresses samples seemed to fit an "average" body type. On top of that, Demaris was a wonderful consultant. She was so nice and accommodating and I had her undivided attention whole time I was there.
I was able to buy a sample for far less than my original budget and I could not be happier with my dress. My advice: don't keep driving by this hidden gem of a store. Go inside and look around. I guarantee you'll be happy you did.
I called them one afternoon (the only time I would have been able to shop with my Mom), asked for a certain style of dress, they stayed open late (we arrived at 6pm when they usually close) and had the style dress I called about already hanging for me to try on. I tried it on and that was it! Such great service, they would have stayed all night letting me try everything on if I needed to. I felt very taken care of. They had my dress right on time when I needed it to. The size they recommeded fit me like a glove, I only need minor alterations. Overall, a really great place to check out. They'll treat you like family (and the kind of family you like too)!
I found the dress of my dreams at Angelus bridal! I only had to try on about 3 or 4 dresses and by the fourth dress THAT WAS IT! All of the dresses their are beautiful and well made. The designs have attention to detail, the material of the dresses are stylish and comfortable, the SERVICE IS AMAZING thanks Coco! The dress was very affordable in my price range. How can you beat that?! Angelus bridal is the best and Reina in alterations is talented. Oh yeah, one more thing, get the corset, it's a little extra money but totally worth it! Coco and his team will make you look like a million dollars!
The entire team at Angelus Bridal was amazing from start to finish. First of all, if you are looking for a great quality gown for a better price, this is the place to go! Trust me, I did lot's of research, and this involved visits to stuck up bridal shops everywhere. The owner of Angelus - Coco- was just the opposite of "stuck up". He did everything to accomodate me, he was super personable and very sweet and went out of his way to get the dress and all accessories I wanted in record time (I had a late start!).
Angelus Bridals is 5 stars all the way!
All I can say is THANK YOU COCO! You are the best! Words cannot express how thankful I am for all of your help. Who would of thought that the dress that
"I didn't want to try on" would have been "the one". For all you future brides out there reading this, as Coco would say... "Try on the dress!" It looks a lot better on you than on the hanger. I found the most beautiful wedding gown at Angelus Bridal and also my mother's dress there as well. 5 stars!
I fell in love with this place as soon as I walked in, I found my Dress Thank's to Angelus Bridal. Thank You so much Co Co.
This story was one of the highlights of my wedding: I made an appointment at a nice fairly high-end bridal salon off of Las Olas who shall remain nameless. I showed up that Saturday morning ready to be wowed and treated to that "this is the one" experience. I got to the salon had to wait a few minutes for my consultant and when she came out to assist the first question was what is your price range. I thought that seemed like a strange question to ask before anything else like sizing, wedding date, length, style, color but it is obviously an important factor so we told her. She took us to a rack and again without asking any other questions just began picking up gowns, I pulled out a few and one that I picked up was apparently a little above what I had said and she stopped me immediately. "That gown is more than what you told me as your range." My Mom asked her how much it was and the price was $200 over my range and my Mom looked at me and looked back at her and said "I think I can manage that, let her try it on." She had still not asked me a single question about my wedding, she just took me in a fitting room to begin the trial process. Now, I am admittedly not small, I am a size 12. I am very well aware of my size and that wedding gowns run small but I am pretty well positive that I am not the first woman to get married who was not a size 6 and I had thought that most bridal shops were equipped to handle all shapes and sizes, I was apparently mistaken. She got me some undergaments and helped me in and on went the first gown which was a mermaid shape (Obviously not the right choice for my shape) and of course this sample sized gown ended up in a wad around my waist and the consultant said "well, you get the idea" and when I looked at her and said, "no, I really don't" she asked if I wanted my sister (yeah the tall skinny blond sister- (b*tch)) to try on gowns for me. Who in the world wants their sister to try on wedding gowns for them? Then she told me I would probably have better luck at David's because they have a whole range of sizes in stock. I left that store in tears feeling like a morbidly obese woman in need of a crane to carry her to the car. I got into the car with my Mom and my sister and cried my eyes out. My Mom had no idea what to do or where to go and the only thing she could think of was the place she sees during her daily commute that faces out to I-95 and is tucked into an industrial park. When we got there I didn't even want to get out of the car (at least not without my crane) but I am glad I did. I walked in and was greeted by Ketty who asked me what I had in mind and what my wedding would be like, indoors or outdoors, time of day, time of year etc. She pulled 2 dresses out immediately and gave me a few minutes to walk around and pick out a few other options. I tried on one of the 2 she had picked up first and, there it was, that "this is the one!!!" moment. I couldn't believe that it was me in that mirror. And the best part.... it was just over half of what I had planned to spend on a dress! Angelus saved the day, really and truly and I was elated. Thank you so much, Angelus bridals, for that!!
I purchased my wedding gown, veil and headpiece, and pairs of shoes for the ceremony and reception at Angelus, and all of my bridesmaids purchased their dresses here. I went to many bridal boutiques, and found the dress of my dreams at Angelus! Debbie was an amazing consultant and really gave great advice on what styles looked good and what didn't. They have a really extensive selection of gowns from many designers - the same goes for bridesmaids dresses.
Founded in 1991, Angelus Bridal Formals was created to offer the “bride” and the “special occasion” customer the finest and most trendy designs, made with top quality fabrics and materials, at the lowest cost possible and with an exceptional customer service. And best of all, we carry all sizes in stock, from size 4 up to size 30.
The owner Coco Abadi has been in the bridal business since 1982. In 1996 he created and patented the "Flattering me" strapless bra, the only strapless bra in the world that give women complete breast support, with sizes up to "52F".
We are not a department store where the customers help themselves. Even though we are a warehouse type store we offer our customers full service like a fine bridal salon; on this special day we want to pamper you. Remember, we have created Angelus to offer you the best service.
Weddings and special occasions aren’t just regular dates, they are special and you want to make sure that every second you spend on getting everything for that date is done right, perfect, and without getting overcharged for it.
There are different kinds of customers; for example different looks, different body shapes, and even different religions and cultures. These are all important to choosing the right style for you.
Our bridal consultants are unique because they were trained not just to sell a product; she/he is a specialist, an expert who is instrumental in educating the customer about how to buy her wedding gown. They are trained professionals, extremely patient, empathetic and attentive, to deal effectively with the sensitive nature of most customers. They are trained to listen to you and understand your needs.
At Angelus Bridal Formals you will find the Wedding Gown of your dreams
at a price and service you won’t believe.
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 5:00pm (Appointments are necessary)
Call (954)943-7768, or e-mail us at: Pompano@AngelusBridal.com
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