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!
Bridals & More is the absolute best!!! Having only a few months until I was getting married and not being able to find a dress anywhere that I was really in love with, Bridals & more went the extra mile in every way possible. I had a few different styles in mind, but with the wedding fast-approaching and some dresses not being able to order in time, they first had me try on every style that I liked to narrow down which style I loved the most. That way we only spent time looking at dresses that were guaranteed to be delivered to their boutique in time for the wedding. This helped tremendously not only for picking out the perfect dress, but also saved so much time! The dress we found was perfect and their help was so invaluable!!! I highly recommend Bridals & More for your wedding dress, alterations AND cleaning/preserving it after your big day!!!
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!!!
I first stopped at David's Bridal at the Avenues to try on dresses I had seen online. Those women are stuck up snobs. Not very helpful I left empty handed and said I want to go to Regency. The lady had the audacity to give me a card with their employee number so she can get credit for what I buy. I arrived at regency and they had my dress waiting for me as I called ahead to see if it was available. Lorraine helped me out big time. She was attentive to my needs and didn't force merchandise on me. I will reccomend this store to my friends and family. The alterartions are very pricey. I will review on the alterations when I pick my dress up in February.
I was looking for a dress and only had a week left to find it. I was reccomended by someone to go to this bridal shop where they had gowns that I was looking for at affordable prices. I went there and was relieved at how friendly the service was. Madelin and Miriam were extremely helpful to what I was looking for and wasn't trying to convince me to get something that I did not want. I didn't feel like I was talking to sales people. They were really insightful and full of experience. I appreciated that! So if you're in the Jacksonville area, come to Bridals & More. You will not be disappointed. I promise!
From the time we arrived until the time we left we were treated like we mattered. Our consultant was patient, kind and kept her sense of humor throughout the three hours we were in the shop. What should have been a magical experience was indeed that, thanks to everyone in the shop. And looking around it was obvious everyone else was also having the same positive experience. What a difference between here and the warehouse feeling we got at David's Bridal. And yes we did say YES to the dress.
Our bridal party took an unexpected trip to this store after a truly awful experience in a different very popular bridal shop. We were completely blown away by how wonderful this place was, a totally amazing experience for not only our bride but our whole party! They were very helpful, knowledgeable and steered us in the right direction. We HIGHLY recommend this shop to any bride looking for an upscale experience. Thank you Michael's Formalwear for saving the day!
This was my 2nd store that I went to and tried on dresses, and let me say it was like night and day! Megan was wonderful! loved her. In fact, everyone there was so polite and helpful. I would definitely recommend everyone to go here first. look for the trunk shows, you can receive amazing deals.
I received the best service I ever had for a plus size lady, I really appreciate Madeline and Marion they are a dynamic duo and I recomend EVERYONE to go see them for any special occasion. The jewelry and shoes are great too!!