GO TO ALFRED'S! After seeing the Cinderella Dress by Alfred Angelo in a size 4 sample only in my area (Wisconsin) I was on a mission to find it somewhere that I could try the dress on to get an idea of how it would look. I'm a street size 26. I found the Alfred Angelo store in Indianapolis and my Mom and I made a special trip just to visit the store. I've been to at least 10 bridal salons in the Milwaukee area and NONE of them compare to Alfred Angelo's. I am so happy I found them. They had SO many dresses to try on that I didn't even end up trying all of them because I was getting so confused with each one I tried because they were beautiful dresses and didn't look "plus size". Soula and Stasia are AMAZING! They worked with me and made sure I got EXACTLY what I wanted. They were very friendly and professional. They listened to my wants, and being a plus size bride, they made me feel extremely comfortable. My Mom even went as far as to purchase the dress at that store even though we will have to drive back to Indiana to go there again because the service was so outstanding. If you go here, I PROMISE you WON'T be dissapointed. Alfred Angelo's treats all brides like they're long time friend, yet maintain being professional and helpful. You will be treated like a princess. And best of all, you don't have to compromise what you want just because of your size... Alfred's will make your dream come true!
This place is great. Being a plus size bride (street size 20) most other shops had a very small selection. I went to that largest bridal shop in Indianapolis and there wasn't a single dress over size 18 (really 14), and our consultant was extremely rude. This store was a completely different story. There wasn't anything I wasn't allowed to try on. Also all of Alfred Angelo's dresses are available in plus size and there is no "special order" policy so there are samples in plus sizes. My consultant, Shana, was amazing and such a pleasure to work with. She had no problem with me grabbing as many dresses I wanted and trying them on. The experience really was wonderful and I couldn't ask for more, also if you go to shops that are licensed to sell Alfred Angelo you are likely to pay about $100 more for dresses. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was the small size selection of the Little White Dress collection. There were only about 3 in plus sizes, but it's understandable since it's such a small line as it is.
SOPHIAS WAS THE BEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE-IT WAS AMAZING!!! THEY HAD THE PRETTIEST DRESSES OF ANYWHERE WE WENT. MY MOTHER AND I SHOPPED IN CHICAGO AND CINCINNATI AND SOPHIA’S HAD MORE BEAUTIFUL GOWNS THAN ANY OTHER STORE. IT WAS HARD PICKING A DRESS B/C THEY ALL LOOKED GREAT (Everywhere else I went they all looked the same). THE OWNER HELPED ME AND MY BRIDESMAIDS AND SHE WAS SO MUCH FUN. OTHER STORES MADE IT VERY STRESSFUL, BUT THEY HELPED US ENJOY THE PLANNING AGAIN AND MADE IT ABOUT ME AND MY GIRLS. BY THE TIME I FINALLY GOT MARRIED THEY NEW MY MOM, MY FIANCE AND MY WEDDING PARTY. THEY GAVE ME GREAT ADVICE ABOUT COLORS AND IT ALL LOOKED BEAUTIFUL. I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS STORE AND NOW I AM IN ONE OF MY FRIENDS WEDDING AND WE ARE GETTING OUR DRESSES THERE AGAIN! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING THIS PLACE OUT, TELL THEM LISA SENT YOU!