Naturally, I was nervous about trying on wedding dresses and put it off for the first 6 months of my engagement. I was sure nothing would fit and the sales person wouldn't understand my goals. How wrong I was!! I was helped by Kaylee at Debra's Bridal Shop at the Avenues, and she went above and beyond in our time together. She assured me there was no reason to rush, she encouraged me to be open-minded, and by the end of it, I felt like I was shopping with a friend. Also, I should add, a floor sample did fit me and I was able to buy it then on the spot and even took home my dress that day. Debra's was a warm environment, filled with some of the best designers, and constantly running promotions. As a bride with a budget, I certainly appreciated it! My only tips would be to avoid going on the weekend as they have one "stage" that you have to share with other brides trying on dresses. On a weekday, this may be easier. Also, make sure you close the curtain to your dressing room, I came back to my room one time to find another bride's mother taking a dress from my room - it turned out to be THE dress!
Debra's was the second store I went to & I found my gown. I had been there previously because a friend of mine got her bridal gown there & thats were we found out bridesmaid dresses for her wedding so I wanted to go back when I was my turn. The staff was incredible to work with and very helpful every time I called with questions! Although I didn't purchase the dress that day, I wanted to think about it, I did return the next weekend and they honored the trunk sale that was going on the weekend before which was so nice! My gown was a Maggie Sottero and was the most gorgeous dress we had ever seen and it was prefect! We even went back and ordered my bridesmaid dresses, and they were perfect too! If you are in the are, definitely check them out!
i LOVED this bridal shop!!!!! i have been to orlando and atlanta and the prices were way too high compared to this bridal shop for the exact same designers. the service was great. i worked with emily, shes a young girl who knows alot about fashion and kept giving me tons of wedding tips about hair and makeup and even wrote them down for me at the end of the appointment! never pressured me to make a decision and even TOLD me to sleep on it. i got my dress here and it came in pretty quickly compared to my friend who got hers at michaels. they even steam it for you here if the alterations person doesnt offer the service. i highly reccomend the shop to anyone. ask for emily!!!