Gorgeous Dresses, Wonderful Staff, Great Experience!
I had such a great experience at Serendipity! I was visiting from out of town and basically called that morning to make an appointment. They fit me right in and treated me like a princess. My consultant was Olga, who was SO awesome. I was there with my grandmom and two young cousins, and she treated everyone with such respect and warmth. She had great input without being pushy, made me feel beautiful but still gave me her honest opinions, pulled out some dresses that I would never have chosen, but which looked amazing once I put them on. If she says ""Trust me,"" - DO it! She is such a professional and you can tell she not only knows her job, she truly loves doing it.
Yes, she is a sales person (I'm sure she probably works on commission) but she was not AT ALL pushy about buying a dress. She didn't even take my ordering information down until I walked back in and asked to do my sizes. The whole experience just felt like a party, it was everything I wanted out of shopping for my dress. That moment when you first put on the veil is just magical! Serendipity did a perfect job creating that moment for me and helping me share it with my girls. :)
One little FYI - I was still dress shopping with only 3 months before my wedding (We set our date 6 months from when we got engaged, so our whole schedule is tight!) and by that time only one designer in the store could still have a dress ready in time. It was still a lot of dresses to choose from, but probably only 10% of what was in the store. Most of the dresses have to be ordered 6-9 months out. Seems like most girls are born knowing this, but I didn't!
That being said, Serendipity also had some seriously screaming deals on their off-the-rack dresses, so that's definitely worth checking out.