Bridal Shops in Chicago vs NWI

posted 3 years ago in Chicago
Post # 2
80 posts
Worker bee

One reason to at least try out NWI is that taxes are so high in Chicago, it’ll add a significant amount to your dress cost. On the other hand, shops in Chicago often have trunk sales and that kind of thing, so you might be able to get a dress at 10-15% off if you go at the right time. 

Post # 4
28 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you go to SW suburbs (ie. not Cook County) then tax isn’t an issue as much. Plenty of shops in Oakbrook area. I can’t speak for NWI, but in terms of Chicago versus suburbs, I did find that suburb prices tend to be a little lower. I ended up getting my dress at Eva’s Bridal in Oak Lawn – completely satisfied with my experience there. They were willing to price match and even go $100 lower on the same dress I had previously tried on at Volle’s – Volle’s was just too far from the city so I wanted to find a store closer to the city to purchase the dress from in case I ended up needing alterations. Another tip besides asking for price match is that if you pay for the entire dress up front or in cash, most stores will give you a discount but obviously you have to be completely sure it’s THE dress cause it’s not like you would only lose out on your deposit if you change your mind.

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