Post # 1
I am going on the hunt! Can’t wait and it’s gonna be fun! I’ve got several places in mind, and am even headed to the Brides Against Breast Cancer warehouse (not in ATL) too!~
But I do want to know…what bridal boutiques do you heart in ATL? I’m right now trying to find which shops carry certain designers and want to know of good experiences you might have had at a salon.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Formally Yours in… Lawrenceville? Lilburn? Something like that. We had Taylor and she was helpful without being pushy. They have a ton of dresses in the price range I thought you were looking at, but you do have to wade through them cause they’re all hanging pretty close together.
Post # 4
Thanks girl! I’ll check them out. Which designers do they carry? I’m looking at going to a Pronovias show in 2 weeks.
Post # 5
I loved Priscilla of Boston, I had Ellen and she was FAB!!! But my true love lies with Sweet Elegance Bridal in Decatur, the mother and daughter team there are PHENOMENAL and they really know their stuff! They have been invaluable!
Post # 6
Affordable Bridal in Buford is really good. Im going on Saturday to check out Bridal by lori in sandy springs.
Post # 7
I use Bridals by Lori off of Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs and LOVE THEM!! You get the special “bride experience” and we have never ahd any problems with them at all. They have everything you need for wardrobe from wedding dresses, veils, jewelry, shoes, bridesmaids dresses, MOB dresses, clutches/bags, garters, gifts, and even a mens floor for tuxes plus in-house alterations. I have met my designer 2x at a trunk show and it was so fun and when we bought my wedding dress at his trunk show, we received 12 1/2% off and a sketch of my gown!! The people are so nice, even when you’re not buying! I’ve been in there 2x now to try on my gown to show my family and they were so sweet about it, couldn’t ask for more!
Also, TLC is shooting a new bridal version of Say Yes To The Dress and if you go looking for a dress, you could be featured on the show!!
Definitely reccommend them! And they’re not too unreasonable with price!
Post # 8
I visited several stores in Atlanta and sadly didn’t fall in love with any of them. I was looking for a mermaid/trumpet style dress with no lace.
Afordable Bridal..they didn’t seem to pay any attention to me. Just pointed me in the direction of the dresses in my size and didn’t have any in a style I was looking for. (that when I called they said they had several)
Formally Yours..It’s a nice store, but my consultant didn’t listen to what I wanted. They had a few non-aline dresses, but it was hard finding them with how packed their racks were. I also kept hearing from other that worked there “She’s so tiny” and that’s an auto turn off for me. I know I’m small, but I don’t like to hear about it every 10 seconds. Also, I didn’t want an opinion that I should change my wedding colors because you think the dress looks prettier with a different sash.
LaRanie’s Bridal…This seemed like a nice little store, until the dress I loved didn’t come in white and the owner looked at me like I should settle for the ivory, because this is a nice fabric that isn’t white.
Esquiste Bridal…This is a very nice store, but again she only had 3-5 non-aline ballgowns.
David’s Bridal…Well I went in expecting nothing and well I got worse. I kept getting told I should like something else. When I stated what I wanted I got everything but. Thankfully DFi and friends were there to stand up with me.
I know my opinions aren’t the norm, but I like for people to be aware. If you aren’t looking for an a-line ballgown it’ll be rough goings in Atlanta.
Post # 9
I went to Affordable bridal, and was placed in a dress that was well..a bit larger due to my bustline, but have since learned that this can be a trick to upsize a bride a bit much so there’s a hefty alterations charge. They were really nice, prices were good, but I didn’t see a selection of what I’d like to see. If you want to buy off the rack it’s good though. My tastes are a bit different as I’m an encore bride.
Their dresses were nice, but alot from alot of different designers, and I wanted to see many many styles from certain designers.
I am 100% bringing my bff with me on further dress fittings as I want her there to get me into the dress, not the sales staff.
I’m headed out again in a few weeks. Let’s keep the suggestions coming!
Post # 10
I went to Bridals by Lori this past weekend and got my dress! They were really really helpful and I felt well taken care of. I ended up with a Lazaro gown.
Post # 11
I went to several:
Wedding Angels in Roswell, where I got my dress from. They are super nice and helpful, and the manager has a great eye for style & design. They’re small, too, so I never felt like I was just shoved off to the side. Karen, the manager, was very patient and sweet with me and went out of her way to help me decide between the sample or new dress, and was never pushy, and definately didn’t seem to be trying to push me towards more expensive options. In fact, she gave me a discount to bring the dress I wanted within my price range.
Bride Beautiful in Roswell (?) off 400 at any rate. I also had a very good experience here, and it’s a bigger place so has a huuuuge selection. I was strongly considering one of their dresses before I fell in love with mine at Wedding Angels.
Brittany Leigh Bridals…well, I don’t want to say anything bad, as they were nice, but the owner was a little pushy and I felt a bit pressured. Also, I went in October and she still calls me…but if you know what you’re after and are comfortable speaking your mind, then you’d probably be fine here.
Post # 12
I wanted to second Sweet Elegance in Decatur – the mother/daughter team are amazing and really know what they are doing. They also have a great selection – not just A-line/ballgown. They actually had me try on a mix of what I thought I was looking for along with different styles that I never would have picked, just to make sure I didn’t have dress or style regret after the fact.
Post # 13
I have heard that Kelly’s Closet is a great place to go, i haven’t been there yet, but i have an appoinment scheduled!
Post # 14
Well my bff is coming in town this weekend! We’re hitting JCrew store (phipps I think? or Lenox?) and she’s trying on her bm dress!
Then we’ll hit a few stores too. I might try bride beautiful, sweet elegance, and demetrios (just to see wht it’s like)
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I love Bridals by Lori– doing my dress and Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from there.
For good Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, try Bella Bridesmaid. Quite good.
P.S. I’m sure you probably know this, but make sure for the bridal salons that you make an appointment, especially since it will be on the weekend! I know a lot of them tend to get irritated or won’t even serve you if you aren’t an existing customer and just “drop in.”
Post # 16
Thanks Scissors, but you’re right, I did already know about much of that (I was married before), and appreciate the heads’ up about Bridals by Lori! Since Trinna isn’t coming in town this weekend, we’re putting it off until next weekend (my birthday weekend!). I’m just terribly hard to please when it comes to gowns..think it was due to the time in the Miss America system where you get spoiled seeing gorgeous gowns all the time. I just am not into the white. Not sure why, but not ever have I wanted a white dress. Go figure.
We’ve already got our bm dresses (J Crew) and love them! In fact, I think they were getting their this week with that 20% off sale they had! Bella Bridesmaid does have cute dresses though!
Having my bm’s so spread out everywhere, and the sheer fact they all love J Crew just made sense. Their wedding customer service is amazing btw.