(Closed) Chicago brides where to go dress shopping?

posted 9 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We got our bridesmaid’s dresses at Dimitra’s. They were kind of snooty and were displeased that I hadn’t ordered my gown there, but they did have the nicest selection of pretty and affordable bridesmaid’s dresses we could find. So I would recommend going there, but be prepared to take some flak and stand your ground.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I really like Bella Bianca on Roosevelt Rd.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The Ultimate Bride on Oak Street!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Both my wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses were purchased at Belle Vie on Oak Street.  We had a great experience there.  If you’re looking for bridesmaid dresses, another option is Bella Bridesmaid on Chestnut. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I cannot recommend Bella Bridesmaid enough! The staff is amazing and their selection isn’t your typical Bridesmaid or Best Man dress (but they do have some lovely classics as well).

I actually bough my wedding dress here. I got a Priscilla of Boston Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and ordered it in white. The experience was awesome, and they alert you via e-mail when your dress comes in (which was perfect for me because I do everything via e-mail).

I also had a great experience at Belle Vie, too. My consultant was super sweet and they had a great selection of dresses.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Ms.Pomegranate – I went to HOB before I read all the reviews and found some really nice dresses. I hadn’t looked at the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses there yet. After reading the reviews I’m afraid to order through them. I asked my friends what their recommendations were and a few of them said Here Comes the Bride on Swift Rd. You might also want to check out Yelp.com which is a free review website.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Try A L’Amour in Barrington – outstanding customer service, beautiful dresses.  Make your appointment with Carmel – she is wonderful. Found THE dress there on the sample rack – gorgeous Pronovias for 1/2 price.  Definitely worth a visit.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I went to Dimitra’s and had a great experience.  It was the second place I went, and I ended up buying the first dress I tried on at Dimitra’s (although I did try others there too!) 

I thought they were very good to work with–I would have bought my dress that day, but they told me to come back in a month when they had the designer’s trunk sale so that I could save 10%, and I did.  They even suggested that I have the dress sent to my home in PA so that I could save the 10% sales tax as well.

I have hit a snag with my dress in that it arrived about 5 inches too short (I did hollow to hem).  However, they remeasured and it turns out that they had the right measurements; it was the designer who messed up, and they’re in the process of making me a new dress.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

I second the White Satin Bridal recommendation!  The store is lovely, filled with beautiful dresses, and staffed by really sweet girls.  I had a ton of fun and will be going tomorrow so my bmaids can get their dresses there, too!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you can make the trip, Check out Crystal Bride in Geneva. They have a great selection and a beautiful store right on Route 38 in downtown Geneva. Nancy is the store owner and is way helpful. I’ve also worked with heather and she was awesome.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I got my dress out in Naperville at Catherine Simms Bridal. I also had a really good experience at A Joyful Occasion in Naperivlle. The women at both shops were very friendly and willing to work within a budget. They made me feel really comfortable and no one was super pushy.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I found my dress at Here Comes the Bride in Addison. The ladies there were wonderful and the prices were great. I would highly suggest going there.

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