Reading Bridal District – Cincy

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

nicholeskelton:  Hey, I went to all of the places you listed (except Splendid). Something New, Borrowed, and Blue and Yours Truly, Kelly — from what I remember — sell samples, so you kind of have to be lucky. I think the lady that owns Lace Bridal also owns Yours Truly, Kelly and she was very, very nice. I actually ended up purchasing my dress from Bridal and Formal. They have a huge selection, which I liked. However, since the store does have a ton of dresses, they tend to get pretty packed. I went on a week day and had good luck, but I can imagine that weekends are pretty hectic. Good luck!

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went to Bridal and Formal, Carrie Karibo, Splendid and Wendy’s.

Wendy’s – nice, easy going staff, very reasonably priced dresses

Splendid Bridal – young kind of air-head consultant but they were fine

Carrie Karibo – wonderful, sweet and kind consultant. Very boutiquey and fun shop. I really liked them, they just didn’t have the styles I liked. 

I got my dress from Bridal and Formal. They have a huge selection. And I wanted a non-blingy, full skirted dress with non-shiny fabric and straps. Definitely a bit of a challenge in the current bridal market. All my top contenders came from this store. But that big selction means that you should have a pretty good idea of what you want, otherwise you can spend forever there. I went three times because I was indecisive. Also, this didn’t bug me, but they have shared changing rooms (women only). I didn’t mind because I’m not really modest, but I was glad I wasn’t wearing a thong or undies with holes in them! The biggest drawback is that they wouldn’t let me take pictures of me trying on the dresses, which I thought was completely bullshit. But then, when I brought in my family for my final decisions, they let me take pictures of everything!!! If you’re coming with a group request the front room with the video and they’ll probably let your family members take pictures. 

Post # 4
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Wannabee

I got my dress at Lace Bridal and just had one of my last fittings today 🙂 They are very nice and the owner also owns Yours Truly, Kelly. Lace has a fairly small selection and is boutiquey. Also pricier. I loved at Lace there wasn’t anyone else in there when I first tried dresses on (weekday).  From what I understand Yours Truly is cheaper.

Something New Borrowed and Blue was ok but I wasn’t fond of any of their dresses available in my size.  It was a budget bridal store and it looks and feels like a budget bridal store.

I went and browsed Bridal and Formal’s dresses without an appointment and without trying anything on. I found it to be kinda unpleasant and filled with annoying herds of brides and bridesmaids. They have a huge selection but it makes it kinda overwheming.

Wendy’s was decent, has decent prices and some sales, and they had a number of very good dresses. The consultant was ok.

 

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