Here Comes the Bridesmaid
I went with my MOH and bridesmaid on a Saturday afternoon without an appointment. The first thing I must say is that since this store is located inside a building on the 4th floor, it would be nice to have a sign on the outside of the building alerting customers exactly where they are located. We almost walked away until a guy sitting outside told us to go to the fourth floor. That was the only downside.
At first we were allowed to look at the dresses ourselves without sales help because we did not have an appointment. We looked through lots of dresses - none of which appealed to us. That is until the saleswoman Eva appeared. We explained to her the styles that we were interested in and what color and she proceeded to go throughout the store pulling out dresses that we considered. She listened to our needs and understood exactly what we were looking for until we found the perfect dresses for both my bridesmaid and my maid of honor.
The best part was that she didn't pressure us - she gave us the dresses to try on and let us discuss amongst ourselves if we liked them or not. I'm not one for pushy salespeople - nothing turns me off more, so I was relieved that she let us alone to make this important decision. With Eva's help I was able to find dresses that I'm very happy with on the first day of trying - no stress and no fuss. I would definitely recommend Here Comes the Bridesmaid - just make sure you have an appointment.
Beautiful gowns for an affordable price! Here Comes the Bridesmaid carries a wide selection of bridesmaid gowns – it was so easy to pick a dress because they had so many examples from multiple designers with an array of different fabrics and swatches to look at. I worked with Debra, who was extremely attentive and helpful. Not only was she helpful selecting the dress, but she answered all of my questions – and questions from my bridal party – in an extremely timely fashion. At the last minute, I had to find a sash for the flower girl’s gown that matched the color of the bridesmaid’s dresses, and she was very helpful finding the perfect match!
What I love about this store is that they can order gowns and have them shipped directly to each bridesmaid, which was great for me since only one of my bridesmaids was local. All of the gowns are also discounted compared to the prices I saw at some upscale bridal salons. I definitely did not want my bridesmaids paying a ton of money for a dress that they would only wear once, and HCTB had beautiful dresses from popular designers at great prices! I highly recommend Debra and Here Comes the Bridesmaid to make your bridal party look beautiful!
I am a bride in Virginia and ordered solely through the website. I am extremely pleased with the results of my order. At first I was hesitant because reaching them on the phone was a little bit difficult, but through email, Alexa was very helpful and responsive. I had a very difficult order as I let the girls pick their own styles as long as it was the same fabric, so we had 4 different style numbers and various different sizes of each. One of the styles even was made as a two toned dress that I requested to be only 1 color. I was worried with all of these complications that something would go wrong, especially not being able to order in person, but the dresses arrived yesterday with no errors in the order and in great condition. I couldn't be happier and am proud that I was able to save my bridesmaids mega dollars by ordering online and not from a highly marked up bridal shop. Once the order was placed, the dresses arrived in almost exactly 3 months.
I must have visited Here Comes the Bridesmaid 10 times with various combinations of my bridesmaids and they were so nice and helpful! They even ordered me a larger swatch of the fabric and color we were considering (free of charge) since it is so hard to tell from that tiny piece in the swatch book. We ended up ordering all 7 bridesmaid dresses from their website (http://www.bridesmaids.com/) which had the best prices I saw anywhere. When we discovered holes in one of the dresses (manufacturer defect), Here Comes the Bridesmaid was happy to work with us to get everything fixed in a timely manner. They have a HUGE selection of dresses in stock and because they take appointments, it is a really pleasant place to go dress hunting :)
The girls were very sweet, and they had a huge assortment of dresses to look through. The prices in store vary from the prices on their website. They agreed to honor the website price though, so have your Blackberry handy to show them! We easily saved $50 off of the lowest prices we found for Dessy After Six dresses. My bridesmaids were thrilled with the color, cut, and style, and they arrived in plenty of time for alterations.
HCTB quoted me the best price for the Watters and Watters gown my BP chose, and it included measurements done in the store, unlike RK’s quote. I worked with Deborah who was very nice and easy to work with. The gowns came on time and they notified my BP when they arrived… I really didn’t have to do anything.
They get a 4 because they need a bigger store!!! Everything is on top of everything else and if it’s crowded, it’s impossible to get any help. Try to go during the week instead of weekend—a lot less stressful.
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much for the great review. We listened to you and others who wanted more space, so you will be happy to know that we have recently moved! We are now in a larger showroom and centrally located-just one block from Penn Station. Our new address is 213 West 35th Street, Ste. 502. That's between 7th and 8th Avenues.
Although small, this store has every bridesmaid dress you'd ever want! They're very knowledgeable and were quite helpful with my order. I ordered a very large number of dresses so they gave me a discount. I would definitely recommend this place!
"Offering an innovative shopping option for the modern wedding party, our online and retail stores are filled with a vast selection of designer bridesmaids’ gowns, available in every size. Our idea proved to be a great success. Not only were customers thrilled to be able to purchase gorgeous, high-quality gowns from anywhere in the world, but now they also had the opportunity to coordinate a wedding party spread over many cities.
Today Bridesmaids.com offers the convenience of one-stop shopping and coordinating ensembles for the entire bridal party."
"Our many years in the bridal industry have taught us that while brides want beautiful gowns at a fair price, they also expect service and convenience. Both our online and retail stores are staffed with trained consultants who are ready to help every bride find the perfect gown to compliment her wedding party. We are also pleased to be Platinum Retailers for Watters Brides to make the planning experience even more enjoyable."
**The above information is directly from Here Comes the Bridesmaid's website.