(Closed) Chicago brides where to go dress shopping?

posted 12 years ago in Chicago
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I found my dress at the Dress by Nicole in Wheaton.  Nicole is great and has a great selection at a range of price points. 

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Volle’s in Lake Zurich!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve been to just about every place and my favorite was Belle Vie (definitely recommend Krystal). I did not have a good experience at Ultimate Bride, but it may have just been my consultant. Volle’s was okay; I didn’t think the selection was that big and it’s far if you live in the city (but I’d definitely recommend it if you’re in that area). Eva’s is very “self service” which is either good or bad, depending on what you want in a bridal salon. Priscilla of Boston and Macy’s were both very pushy, but Macy’s did have a big selection. Hope this helps.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I ended up getting my dress at A L’Amour. However, I really liked The Dress by Nicole in Wheaton. I actually tried on my dress there, but then I went to A L’Amour, where they also had the same dress. Since it was my second time trying it on, but my first time at A L’Amour, they gave me 10% off for purchasing it on my first visit. It’s also a lot closer to me than Wheaton. I also really liked Wedding Belles in Barrington, where they sell sample dresses for great prices.

I had a HORRIBLE experience at A Joyful Occasion. I would not recommend that store at all. They gossiped about other customers and ate their lunch in the store while I was trying on dresses! I found their dresses to be horribly dated looking, as if they were from the 80’s or 90’s.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

White Carriage Bridal in Shorewood is fantasic to work with.  The ladies there are so nice and helpful! 

Post # 22
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Here Comes the Bride in Addison…great ladies and AMAZING prices.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I also found my wedding dress at HOB downtown on Franklin.  I read the poor reviews and was skeptical, but I have only had good experiences!  My consultant, Nidia, was very knowledgeable and did her best to order a dress that would fit me right, and when my dress didn’t arrive right on time she proactively called me to let me know, then spent time on the phone with the manufacturer to get it RIGHT AWAY even though I coundn’t come in for a fitting until a month from then (I live in Boston).  I just went to my first fitting last Saturday and the dress was fantastic, and so far, the alterations manager, Donna, has seemed very nice and I get the idea she will do a great job.  So I just wanted to mention this in case there are brides out there that have found the perfect dress at HOB’s store, but were wary of purchasing it there.  Also, I should mention that apparently they have a cash only policy for the final installment, but when I asked Nidia about this, she let me send in a check in advance no problem.

I purchased my bridesmaids’ dresses at David’s bridal.  They’re not the best quality, but they were just $99 and so cute!  I didn’t want to get anything too expensive because my maids are in 5 different states and are already travelling for the wedding.  Everyone seems to really like them and one of my friends just called to ask if I would mind if she actually wore the dress to another wedding she was a guest at.  Since there won’t be any guest overlap, I said go right ahead!  The more use you get out of it, the better.  Just watch out not to stain it!  🙂

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second A L’Amour in Barrington, I’ve had a good experience in the past there.  Bella Bianca is on my list to visit for a bridal gown, they are so friendly and helpful over the phone and their reviews are excellent! Catherine Simms may be next on my list as well.

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