(Closed) wedding dress shopping recommendations?

posted 8 years ago in Connecticut
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I bought my dress at David’s Bridal in Danbury. It only took me one trip to find it and the service was reasonably good given the low prices. I would recommend it. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sukran’s Bridal in Norwalk is great.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I recommend The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton. They’re so nice & they make you feel like royalty. I bought my dress there & would definitely recommend it to other brides to be.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My favorite was Majesty in downtown Danbury.  I think their selection is mostly in the mid price range (maybe 700 – 1500). 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’m from Connecticut too and the ONLY Bridal store I would recommend is The wedding dress. Every other bridal store I’ve been in has been expensive and the people were pushy. Majesty in Danbury the girl was really push and their prices were kind of high for some of the dresses I’ve tried on for cheaper. Casablanca is expensive there. 

 

http://theweddingdressllc.com/  it’s in Portland, CT. If you talk to Lisa- she is the nicest person and really helpful! I came in there with a list of dresses and she was great! They didn’t have the dress I wanted but I found one that I am prob going to buy this week! Prices are good too! Price range went from 200-2000 most of them below 1000. Also they have a variety of size dresses to try on so if you aren’t a sample size don’t worry! It’s a small inside but lots to choose from. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’m from Connecticut too and the ONLY Bridal store I would recommend is The wedding dress. Every other bridal store I’ve been in has been expensive and the people were pushy. Majesty in Danbury the girl was really push and their prices were kind of high for some of the dresses I’ve tried on for cheaper. Casablanca is expensive there. 

 

http://theweddingdressllc.com/  it’s in Portland, CT. If you talk to Lisa- she is the nicest person and really helpful! I came in there with a list of dresses and she was great! They didn’t have the dress I wanted but I found one that I am prob going to buy this week! Prices are good too! Price range went from 200-2000 most of them below 1000. Also they have a variety of size dresses to try on so if you aren’t a sample size don’t worry! It’s a small inside but lots to choose from. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

White Dress by the Shore in CLinton is good. David’s Bridal made me cry. Bought mine at Kleinfeld’s at the sample sale- TOTALLY worth the drive and the wait!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton.  It is a luxurious experience and they really know what they’re doing.  They also have some lines you can’t get elsewhere, like Modern Trousseau which is based in Woodbridge, CT!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Depending on where you are in CT, I would also recommend the drive to Kleinfeld’s – I had a great experience there and it really is a mega-store for dresses!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I loved Majesty Bridal in Danbury – she wasn’t pushy at ALL.  She was lovely and very helpful and let me browse at my leisure.

I am purchasing my dress from Majesty.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

The Bridal Suite in Stamford was great! She helped us when we needed it but left us alone too. They had a lot of bridesmaid dresses too and pretty decent prices.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you’re close to RI, it might be worth a trip over to Melissa Ashley Bridal in Westerly.  They’re amazing to work with and will help you out with everything.  Also, there’s no sales tax in RI, so I was able to save some $$ 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I went to a few dress shops in CT: 

The Bridal Mall (Niantic): Nice sales girl, but they take the tags off of all the dresses and won’t tell you who designed them.  You also had to ask for the price on some of the dresses.  No pictures either.  Large selection if you want to buy off the rack and are around sample size; not so much to try on if you are petite.  I’ve been told they have a lot of plus-size dresses, but I wasn’t looking in that section, so I don’t know how the variety was.  They claim to have the widest selection, but most of the dresses looked to me like they were styles from a few years ago.  Also, a very sterile feeling environment.  

David’s Bridal (Manchester): I actually had a great experience here. Walked in without an appointment.  My sales girl was super helpful, but definitely only brought me dresses in the upper range of my budget unless I specifically asked for other styles.  No problem with pictures.  Sales all the time. I liked that I was able to look online ahead of time, and they also have catalogs in store.  Dressing rooms are TINY though.  

Brides to Be (Glastonbury): A bridal gown consignment shop.  The owner was the sweetest lady, they just didn’t have much in stock in my size (I’m very petite), but they did have a LOT of dresses in more average sizes.  A lot of the dresses aren’t used, but are samples or “new with tags” dresses that brides had second thoughts about.  I came this close to buying a Pronovias dress with tags for $1200, but ended up finding a different dress later that day.  They do allow you to put holds on a dress for 24 hours for free, or indefinitely for a small fee (I think it was $50).  In house seamstress can give you estimates on the spot.  I will probably try to sell my dress here after my wedding.  

Fairy Tales (Glastonbury): I ended up buying my dress here!  Lauren was so nice, and is getting married this year herself.  I tried on dozens of dresses, but never felt hurried.  The only dresses they showed me out of my budget were ones from the pictures I brought in.  In-house seamstress.  Comfy couch for your mom to sit on.  They also allow pictures, and all of the dresses have the designer labels and prices right on them.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I got my dress at Brides to Be… I love that place.  Phyllis, the owner, is a gem.  And saved my bacon… my future stepson inadvertantly spilled coffee on my dress – 15 minutes in Phyllis’ hands, the stain was gone.  Barbara, the in-house seamstress, is awesome – when it turned out we needed to add a corset back to my dress (I’d gained some weight from when I bought it)… it was only an extra $40.  It blows my mind that she did that much more work for so little extra.  Just a wonderful store… we were even able to find a MOB gown for my plus size mom on short notice, too.

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