- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Although I got married in Pittsburgh, my husband and I live in central Indiana. I got my dress at Nedra’s Formal and Bridal, and wanted to make sure that I reviewed my experience there so that other Indiana Bees might benefit. 🙂
I bought my wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses from Nedra’s Formal and Bridal in Bloomington, IN, and I honestly could not be happier with the service that I received there. From the beginning to the end of my year and a half of wedding planning, the staff there was supportive, professional and enthusiastic. Nina was the consultant with whom I worked most closely over the process, although Susan was great too. Both women were great about answering my questions with clear, solid information and keeping me updated on delivery dates and other things I needed to know. For instance: I committed to flats early, and on their advice, ordered the dress six inches shorter than normal. The length was perfect — no costly hem alterations needed.
If you want a store where someone is up in your business constantly during the appointment, Nedra’s is not that place. No one is going to “jack you up” a la Monty from SYTTD Atlanta, unless you ask. But THANK GOD for that! There was not even the tiniest hint of the hard sell from them at any point in the process. Nina and Susan gave me the info and feedback I needed, during the dress decision and afterwards. I stored the gown with them til we left town, which meant that I visited a few times to try shoes and accessories on. The perfect time to push their own add-ons, right? Nope — they told me that I looked beautiful in what I had chosen and took pictures from every angle so I could see for myself. And when we came by on our way out of town to pick up the dress, Nina hugged me, wished me luck and told me to stop by with pictures when we got them back. Way better than your average bridal salon experience, and highly recommended.