I live in Idaho, but got married in Northeast Ohio at the beginning of July. When I arrived in town, my schedule allowed for, literally, one evening to find a dress. While I had previously shopped around casually at some bridal chain stores, Dora's was the first and only place that I looked when I was serious about buying a dress. I didn't need to go anywhere else! They had the perfect dress, and I would categorize myself as someone who is pretty particular about her clothes! As an "older" bride (mid-thirties) I appreciated that the selection included gowns that were sophisticated, refined and tasteful. Dora's has a great range of dresses; I would wager that there really is something for everyone. Their prices are extremely competitive, and I was lucky enough to find my dress on the samples sale rack, in pristine condition, for 70% off. And, you absolutely can't find anyplace that would beat the service! The salesperson who assisted me, Toni, was helpful, kind and experienced. (I think she mentioned she had over 20 years of experience in fitting bridal gowns, and it showed - she really knew her stuff!) She went out of her way to ensure that I had a great experience. The comparison to my experience with the chain bridal stores was absolutely night and day. I would encourage anyone to stop in at this independently-owned shop as you won't be disappointed on price, selection or service.
I have purchased "2" Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses from Brides By Demetrios in the last 2 years and have found it to be the only place in Cleveland that the staff would treat me as if I was the only person in the store! After telling the Consultant what I was look for, she brought me only dresses that fit my needs. Because of my age (60+ years), she was able to zero in on what looked the best without me trying on too many dresses and making the selection process more difficult. Both times, I chose from one of the first 3 she brought me. She made (what sometimes feels like a dreaded process) a very pleasant one. The dresses were ordered and arrived on time. I had been to other bridal stores in the area and found the staff to be pushy and in a hurry to sell you anything. The staff at Brides By Demetrios cared that I looked my best! I recommend Brides By Demetrios to everyone! Brides, Mother of the Bride/Groom, flower girls, 1st Communion dresses etc. They have what you need! I have many friends that have been pleased and always let me know how professional the staff treated them and that they send their friends to Brides By Demetrios too! You won't be disappointed either!
My daughter was living in the Cleveland area, while planning her wedding, and I live a state away. She called to tell me she had found her dress, ( at Demetrios) and was sorry I wasn't there with her when she found it...I was just glad she was happy! We went and she tried it on for me, of course I approved. She paid for it, and then ....the wedding was canceled. They called to tell her the dress was in the weekend they canceled. To make a long story short, I called to try to find out about getting the dress sent to my house, so she didn't have to pick it up. Emily, and Claire that I talked to were very supportive and sympathetic, shipped the dress to me, (I received the next day!.) I hope to go back there some day, as the dress was beautiful and the staff very helpful. I was leary of going there after seeing some of the reviews written here, but feel they (the store) deserve a good review for the the good service we received!