(Closed) Bridal Mart in Burlington, NC?

posted 6 years ago in North Carolina – Research Triangle
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I went with my friend there a while back and I liked it.  The sales people weren’t pushy and prices seemed good.  I even got to try on a wedding dress that caught my eye at the time.  I will be going back there for myself in a few weeks.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I went there and wasn’t impressed-kind of cheap/cheesey feeling. All the dresses were in plastic so you couldn’t see them. I left after about 5 mins and didn’t even try on.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mholden:  Please go! It’s absolutely worth it. It’s a 45 minute drive for me and I found my dress there. I also drove back to have it altered! I reccommend asking for Jane if you want someone to help you when dress shopping. She was absolutely wonderful… and go see Darlene Morgan for alterations, if you decide on them. She was attentive and sweet. 

The only con of the store is the “mart” aspect of it all. There are A LOT of dresses so come with ideas. The dresses are grouped by style: mermaid, sheath, destination, etc– and it’s overwhelming. Also, when you try dresses on expect to get naked in front of anyone else in the back of the store. There’s little to no privacy in that regard.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I’ve been there for the bridesmaid dresses and have been happy with the experience. It is definitely an experience and if you are going in with an idea of what you want for a wedding gown, it will be better than if you have no idea what will work best for you. They do have staff that are willing to answer questions, but they are not nearly as hands-on as other salons. The changing room is basically an open space with hooks for the dresses with room for about 20+ people, so if you are shy about changing in front of others, this would definitely not be the place (unless you go at an unusual time…say weekday early afternoons). I’ve been very happy with both sets of bridesmaids dresses ordered through the store and will likely be going myself to shop for a gown and more Bridesmaid or Best Man gowns.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just went this weekend. And was a little disappointed. I expected a much bigger store and selection. I was particularly interested in Watters and Wtoo and they had maybe 5 dresses.  I expected to be there all day and was only there for 2 hours. The sales person was not pushy, very nice. The dresses I liked ranged from 525 to 968.

Post # 8
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Newbee

I just went late last week to shop for a wedding gown and started out in the pink tag sale section and found some pretty decent choices, but a handful of them had flaws or picks in the fabric that weren’t fixable…broken zipper=easy fix, picks in satin=not so much. I had a great group with me and the store wasn’t very busy, so I was able to work through the selection fairly efficiently. I didn’t go in with a particular brand in mind, more of a style that I was interested in and was able to find an amazing gown for 1/3 of the regular price that looks like it was barely (if ever) tried on. I bought it off the rack and am soooo excited about it! The consultant was helpful, but not overbearing which I really liked. We also started to look at bridesmaid’s dresses, which can be a monumental task there…and didn’t find what we were looking for yet. Overall, I found a great dress that is exactly what I was dreaming of (and more) and got it for a steal of a price…I’d recommend it to anyone, but knowing what to expect when you get there makes it easier to handle. It is not a full service salon and you will be changing in front of other people and finding the style dress you found online in the store could be a challenge, but with an open mind…it could be a great place to shop.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I visited there and the staff was very nice to work with. I even called in advance to explain the specific dress I was looking for and they returned my call saying they had a few options that fit that description. I was able to try on the few that matched, but unfortunately they didn’t have “the” dress I was looking for. Overall, my experience was good.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

What was the price range for the mermaid dresses I want a second dress for my wedding but I don’t want to spend more then 500 on it how big are the sample sizes that you try on I am very slim and I don’t want to make that many alterations to the dress if I do get one

Post # 11
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Newbee

They had a range of sample sizes, but I would almost guarantee that you’ll need some alterations. You might have more luck with pre-owned wedding dresses websites where some gowns are already taken in more than sample sizes might be. You could also call and see what is the smallest size they carry.  Good luck!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ok thank you

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Did Bridal Mart have a large selection of bridesmaids dresses?  I am trying to find some stores with a larger selection.  I’m trying to pick my bridesmaids dresses, and it is difficult to get a true feeling for what they are like when I am not able to find them in a local store.  

Post # 13
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Wannabee

I bought my wedding gown here as well as a bridesmaid dress a couple years ago. I had a great experience there for both and the prices made the 40 minute drive well worth it.  But I also refer to it as the cattle call of bridal shopping. Don’t go if you want to have a special snowflake bridal boutique experience. As someone else mentioned, there are not private dressing rooms, more like little corrals in a larger room (hence the cattle call) and you will have to strip down in front of a bunch of strangers.

I really liked that they let you dig through the racks yourself to find what you want. The only rule is you can only bring three gowns back at a time. Gowns are sectioned off by type (sheath, ballgown, destination/short dresses, plus size, etc) and then divided into size. I really liked that you could try your dress on in YOUR size. They also frequently run a sample sale where you can buy straight off the rack, though as you can imagine those dresses have more wear and damage.

If you’re going to go, my tip would be to bring a little robe or something you can throw on so you don’t have to get re-dressed every time you want to go look for more dresses. Also BRING YOUR OWN LONGLINE BRA if you don’t want to wear one that a hundred other girls have had on.

@WilmyGirl I did think they had a wide selection of bridesmaid dresses. They’re divided up by designer and the samples are only in size 6 or 8 (or something like that, I can’t remember exactly).

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