(Closed) Where did you get your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Indianapolis
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I looked at Nancy’s Bridal (near Fashion Mall) and Alfred Angelo (Castleton Mall). My sister-in-law (who got married last year also) looked at Demetrios (near Fashion Mall) and Posie Patch (Bridal Superstore — Castleton).  I ended up buying my dress at Bridal & Formal in Cincinnati. I also purchased a short “reception dress” from the DB in Greenwood. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I did a whole lot of research online and visited DB, Nancy’s and Posie Patch(which i wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy.) 

I suggest you find styles you like online and go to the salons in town that carry them so you can see them and try them on in person.  You can get a much better deal if you order online.  Salons are so overpriced compared to online since they have more overhead.  I found that every dress I looked at in store was about $200-$600 more than online.  I know it’s shitty to order online after going to a store but that much of a markup can be the difference between a bride’s dream dress or settling for something not so great. 

I ordered my dress through netbride.com after doing EXTENSIVE research on who has the best prices.  Ultimately they had the same price on the dress as every other online store.  My dress is an Allure 8850 and Allure is very strict on not allowing anyone to post their prices online so you’ll have to contact the site to get a quote.  Most every site will do a price match if you find the dress cheaper.  The reason I went with Netbride was because of their reviews and that they offered $500 in free accessories, shoes or veils with the purchase of a dress over $1500 which mine was.  The amount goes down the lower the price of your dress but it was still worth it.  They also don’t charge sales tax and have free shipping.  I just received my free shoes, a $200 pair of Brianna Leigh Claudias.  My veil is a $175 Bel Aire bridal veil.  Super stoked. 

 

Hope this helps!  I’m a former bridal consultant at DB.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i bought my dress at brides by demetrios on 82nd.  i found my dress there so i didn’t look anywhere else!  which was nice is that during my appointment i had a consultant that gave me her full, undivided attention.  when we bought bridesmaid’s dresses at DB’s in castleton they were so busy we had trouble tracking our consultant down, and it took a very long time to get in and out even though we made our decision quickly.

plus i loved that my brides by demetrios consultant wasn’t pushy at all, she was just very supportive of whatever i wanted to do.  the only thing i didn’t like about them is their strict no picture policy.  if you wanted to stew on a dress for a bit, you pretty much need a photographic memory to remember what it looked like on.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

DONT go to Bridal Super Store! Here is a review of my experience with them:

“Bridal Super Store was the third bridal shop we (my mother, matron of honor, and I) visited and upon our arrival (we had an appointment) we were greeted with a somewhat less than enthusiastic manner. After I picked out my limited number of dresses to try on, the lady assisting me did just that, she assisted without a smile on her face and seemed almost bored with the entire process. When she realized that I was actually going to buy a dress, she did a complete 180, and became this excited, happy, and more than willing to grab different veil for me assistant with different helpful suggestions for me. I had an issue with their ‘no pictures until you buy the dress’ policy. I find it funny that Maggie Sottero can have numerous pictures across the internet and in magazines, but I couldn’t have a picture of myself in the same dress. I feel it really put a damper on my wedding dress shopping experience (grumpy assistant aside). Thank goodness I ordered my dress nine months before my wedding, because it took a month longer than I was told to receive it. After I picked up my dress (which was beautiful) I stepped out of Bridal Super Store with hopes of never returning again! All in all, pretty dresses, but with such horrible service! I would not recommend going to Bridal Super Store…ever. Even though they have great designers, I had a better experience with their competitors and wish I gave them my money instead of this store.”

I also went to Alfred Angelo in Castleton and they were FREAKING amazing! Truly I wish I went with them. I mean, they were just great!

**On a side note, if you need alterations, go to ‘Alex’s Tailor Shop’ in Castleton (5858 82nd Street  Indianapolis, IN 46250) GREAT price and wonderful service. She altered my dress to perfection!

 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I actually had a REALLY good experience at the Bridal Superstore. I ended up purchasing elsewhere but was really pleased with the service. I bought my gown at Elegant L in Shelbyville.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you don’t mind traveling, I highly recommend traveling to Cincinnati. They have amazing set up called the Bridal District. There is a street where there is nothing but bridal shops. I found my dress there and as I got t there and left you could see brides up and down the street posing with their dresses. It was a really good experience.

Post # 9
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Newbee

Both of my sisters got there dresses from Bridal and Formal in Cincinnati. It’s the best prices that we’ve found each time and always amazing service. I’m the last one in the family to get married and I will be getting mine from there as well. And the Bridal Superstore is offal, I had an Afican American lady that didn’t speak good english and was very unhappy with her job and just acted like she didn’t want to be there. It really kinda ruined the experiance for me. (this was about a year ago)

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