Review: VOWS or bridepower.com in Boston MA (long)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Can you share a photo of your dress?

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@PeachSnapple:  Yay! So glad you posted this. I live about an hour away and am dying to go. It’s good to hear of a first hand account. (I stalk their website, too! LOL)

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

how many dresses are you allowed to try on and how long is the appointment?

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m already married, but I wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your post. You appear to have given a very detailed, thorough, and unbiased review of the store and what it offers to brides. I’ve seen the TV show a couple of times, and I think I understand the store and its offerings much better now that I’ve read your review!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I bought my dress at Vows and was filmed for the show “I Found The Gown” … it was such a great experience! They have some of the most beautiful gowns you will ever see in your entire life! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Thanks for sharing!  Glad you found ‘The One’!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I got my dress there too although I was not filmed 🙂  Just to update the earlier review, my experience was slightly different – perhaps because I went on a Tuesday evening and not a Saturday?  Anyway, there were no pink slips – they just showed me around the store and the different sections and told me I could pull gowns and hand them to any of the consultants (all wearing black and walking around, easy to find) and they would put them in a room for me – I think they suggested to start with 6 or so, and then my consultant would get a sense of what I liked and didn’t and she would pull more for me.  I had one friend meet me there, but she was stuck in traffic so I was on my own at the beginning.

My consultant, Allison, was super nice – friendly and positive while also honest, paid a lot of attention to what I was saying and what gowns I gravitated toward.  After I had tried on my initial 6 or 8 gowns (two of which I liked enough to hold onto), she pulled a few more within my budget that she thought I’d like – all of which I really liked, and one of which I bought.  Absolutely ZERO pressure to buy – my friend and I went back and forth for a couple of minutes because my friend knew I wanted to be done with the search and was making sure that I really loved the dress itself rather than loving the idea of not having to go dress shopping anymore, and Allison just listened and let me know I could leave a deposit if I wanted to think about it.  I now know she had another bride waiting while I was in this final decision process and she still did not make me feel like I was under any pressure to buy or decide (she sent someone else to help her bride while she was finishing).

Highly recommend Vows – even if I hadn’t found my dress, I’d still recommend going there as it was a fun experience and there are lots of cool and different dresses to try on – but I did find my dress, for a great price, and I’m so happy I went.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Thank you for sharing! I live in Boston and plan to shop at Vows, but my date is still pretty far off so I haven’t started looking yet. I’m going to Vows in a few weeks and if I don’t find something then, I plan to go back again and again until I do!!

Thanks @PeachSnapple and @VanillaCoke for sharing your experiences!!

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