(Closed) Dress Shopping in Charlotte?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I got mine at J Majors.  My consultant was Anna.  She actually found the dress for me and I totally recommend them.  I went to New York Bridal and HATED it.  I may have had a bad experience but I had to pull and try on my dresses on my own and they didn’t even supply me with clips so I could see what they looked like.  All the dresses I tried on were in size 8 and half were ripped because that’s actually a pretty small size for most people to wear.  I couldn’t get out of there fast enough -but they have a lot of bridesmaid dresses and a lot of colors.  Mecklenburg Bridal isn’t bad.  They have a good selection and I like the way it’s organized.  It just isn’t the vibe of J Majors (who will also match any price you find).  I’ve heard Poffie Girls is really good too.  Avoid the David’s Bridal off South Blvd.  There is also a boutique, modern bridal store near downtown but I can’t remember the name of it.  It had good reviews.  I’m just not into that modern look.  I’m more into classic styles.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I LOVED New York Bridal!  The consultants were wonderful and helpful! That is actually where I got my dress.  It’s a nice and modern salon.  The PP must have gone on a bad day, because I’ve been in there multiple times and have never had anything bad happen.  You don’t need an appointment, which is a huge plus. Hayden Olivia has nice dresses, but they are expensive.  They are uptown, and might be the store the PP is referring to.  Mecklenburg bridal also had a good selection.  Stay away from the Wedding Mall.  They sound great with all of their sales and such, but they are NOT classy and the owner is skeezy.  They also don’t steam your dress for you, nor hold it for you until your wedding.  Once you get it altered, be prepared to walk out the door and store it in your house.  The Wedding Mall also owns Lake Normal Bridal and there is another sister store in Cornelius that I don’t remember the name of…they were not helpful either.  

 

I definitely recommend NY Bride!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yup, Hayden Olivia.  That’s it!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you don’t mind telling, what is the pricing like at New York bridal?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JuniperBerry:  You can get anywhere from 3,000 to $500 dresses.  I found my dress for $300 less at another store, and they price matched it.  They have a lot to choose from, and some short dresses, too.  My dress was $1,000, and you don’t have to pay for it all at once…only when it comes in.  Which I guess is standard?  I’m not sure.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Kenic315:  

That is great that they matched the price!  They sound like a great dress shop!  Do they require an appointment?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JuniperBerry:  No appointment!  Just walk on in!  You pick dresses that you like at first, but if you want to, just tell the person what you like and they’ll pick stuff out for you once they get a feel for your style.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also bought my dress at NY Bridal on South Blvd, and I had a great experience there. I liked that I didn’t need an appointment and they let me take as much time as I wanted to look at and try on dresses. I went to Poffie Girls, and they gave me a strict one hour appointment. My consultant was throwing me in dresses so fast that I couldn’t even process what I was wearing. She said we had to hurry as my time was running out. NY Bridal was much more relaxing to me. Also, they let you pick out the dresses you want to try on. Poffie girls brings dresses to you that you may or may not like. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Whatever you do, DO NOT go to David’s Bridal at Northlake.  The women that work in there are the biggest bitches you’ll ever meet in your life!  If you’re shopping on a budget, Bedazzled Bridal and Formal in Gastonia is a great place to go and staff is very friendly.  You don’t need an appointment to go in, and they carry Alfred Angelo gowns, among other designer brands!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ProfessorGirl:  Nordstroms had, not joking, ONE size 4 dress in their ‘wedding section’.  One dress.  Total.  It’s one thing to have a limited selection, but I wonder if they’re discontinuing their wedding section there and that dress was the only thing left.  I didn’t even think of going to Neimans.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had a great experience at David’s Bridal in Northlake and I ended up buying my dress there.  The Lily Rose in Cornelius is a great store too–I think they only make one appointment at a time, so you have their full attention. Prices were reasonable too.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Nitsas is amazing, ask for Naomi!  They are so wonderful!

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