After talking with my fiancé (now husband) about getting married for some time, actual wedding plans were made very short-notice, due to family, being from out of state and not familiar with the area, and military obligations. I walked into Ann Matthews 10 days (yes, that is correct and not a typo!) before my wedding, feeling quite stressed. I had already tried three other stores in the ABQ area and left each of them disappointed. When I walked into Ann Matthews the staff and owners were amazing! I explained my predicament and they immediately assured me they could work with that time frame and find me the dress of my dreams, not just an "I-guess-this-will-do" type of dress. They were so reassuring, calming, welcoming, and friendly, telling me to not worry about a thing, that they would take care of everything. They found a very nice selection of dresses for me to try that I actually liked and that could be available in time. I actually had a hard time picking between two of them, but in the end settled on one that was truly perfect - a dress I would have chosen even if I'd had six months to plan. The style I chose had a sheer back and when I talked with the staff about preferring more coverage, they even said they could alter the dress by lining the back, still have it done in time, and make my wedding dress 100% perfect for me. I left the store stress-free, happy, relieved, and truly excited about my dress. Their seamstress was so easy to work with as well and made the alterations perfect, in only one fitting! I would HIGHLY recommend Ann Matthews to anyone looking for a bridal gown, whether you are planning months in advance or super short-notice like me. The owners, staff and seamstress were so incredibly nice to work with and their selection was the best too. I am so thankful I found their store. My dress was better than I ever imagined possible. Thank you to everyone at Ann Matthews!
4100 Menaul Blvd NEAlbuquerque, NM 87110
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I've already referred one of my friends to Ann Matthews for her bridal consultation and she had an equally wonderful experience. Long story short, folks, I showed up unannounced, without and appointment, during their busiest season (prom and graduation) and they were quick to accommodate me for my first experience trying on bridal gowns. They set me up with a consultant, Veronica, right away and we started the dress selection process. The overall experience has rivaled that of Kleinfeld's or Bridals by Lori (if you are addicted to those shows like I am). By far, the coolest thing about my experience was that my consultant really listened to what I liked and didn't like about the first few dressed I tried on. She then went and pulled a dress I hadn't originally been interested in based on her observations. THAT dress ended up being MY perfect dress! I couldn't be happier with the designers they carry, the quality of products, the great discounts for your whole wedding party, and the competitive pricing they have on bridal accessories. This boutique is family-owned and operated and you can tell by the pride they take in YOUR experience. I recommend them now and I will keep recommending them!Thanks Ann Matthews!
I had a FANTASTIC experience at Ann Matthews Bridal. From first talking to Jason at the wedding expo, I could tell that he was very passionate about making my dress shopping experience a great one. Going into the shop for the first time, my group was warmly greeted by several staff members. I had previewed dresses from their website, so I already had an idea of what I wanted to try on. I showed the pictures to Emma, my consultant, and she pulled them into the dressing room for me. My group sat on a comfy looking couch with a pedestal and a huge mirror in front of it. We were even able to connect into the wifi so that my bridesmaid from another state could FaceTime into the appointment. Emma helped to fit each of the dresses to my body so that I could get a good idea of how it would look once it was altered to me, and I was lucky enough to say yes to my dress! To celebrate, we toasted with champagne and sparkling cider. It was a magical experience, and I can't wait for my dress to come in and to have my dress fittings. Thank you to Jason, Emma, and the whole Ann Matthews Bridal team for making this one of the best shopping experiences ever!!
My mom, sister and I recently visited Ann Matthews for my bridal appointment and had an absolutely wonderful experience. Not only was the staff attentive and kind on the phone when gathering my information for the appointment, but they were also very adept at finding styles that were very much in line with what I was looking for. Ann Matthews is a family business and was therefore much smaller and customer focused than the bridal department stores. The entire staff went out of their way to make me happy. It did not feel like they were forcing me to buy a dress from them, but rather wanted to provide comprehensive information about the dresses and designers to help me find a dress that made me happiest. I also appreciated their honesty about prices and their truly caring demeanor. I ended up finding the perfect dress and ordering it on the spot, and they even gave us free lotion and chapstick as a "thank you" for supporting their business! I would highly recommend them to others, and I am looking forward to revisiting them for dress fittings and to purchase a veil.
I recently bought a wedding gown at Ann Mattews Bridal and I couldn't be happier with my purchase! I was thrilled to work with Ashley who nailed my taste and personality immediately. She was very hospitable to my family and me and made us all feel at home. I can't thank Ann Matthews enough for such a great experience! All of the dresses that I tried on were of the highest quality and apprearance. I got to evaluate a variety of different designs and cuts before narrowing in on my style (which I really appreciated). I also loved how I got to flip through a book first to help evaluate my personal taste and budget. I feel like this is something I had not experienced at other stores and was very beneficial to the success of the dress finding process. All in all, I feel at ease and confident about my purchase and would highly recommend the quality and experience to any future brides!
I would recommend Ann Matthews to anyone looking for their wedding dress. The staff is friendly, professional and have an impressive knowledge of wedding dresses. I found my dress during my first visit and couldn't have been happier. When I told the consultant I would like to add cap sleeves to my dress she knew exactly what material to use to accentuate my dress . When I went in to pick up my dress is was absolutely PERFECT. I was blown away by how beautiful it was and to top it off it was very reasonably priced. I don't think I could have found a dress of as high quality for the same price any where else. Not to mention, since I purchased my dress there, my wedding party will receive a tremendous amount of discounts. If you're looking for a friendly, affordable place to buy your dress, Ann Matthews is the place to go.
I loved going into Anne Mathews! It's a comfortable environment and the couches for my party to sit and wait while I changed were comfortable. Ashley helped me in and out of dresses and picked the dress I fell in love with. She was polite, helpful, and I enjoyed her bubbly personality. What I didnt like is you aren't able to take any pictures of brides dresses, so in my situation trying on different dresses and so many already I am unable to refer back to this dress that I fell in love with. Another thing is they don't sale what they have in store for any reason so not to customer flexible. Being that I am getting married in 3 months I don't have time to wait for a dress to be made. I recommend future brides to be don't listen to people and get your dress 6 months ahead of time at least. Hope this is helpful:)...
I went into the shop today just planning to browse through their prom dress selection, but left with my dream dress! I was blown away not only by the selection of dresses being showcased, but the friendliness and attentiveness given by the employees! Being a younger costumer, I assumed I would be overlooked as I am so often . Although as soon as I stepped through the door at Ann Mathews I felt valued and appreciated! The staff was quick and happy to answer any question I had and did everything in their power to make sure I had an enjoyable experience finding the perfect dress for me! I would highly recommend this store not only to local residents but anyone looking for a broad selection of special event dresses or accessories and excellent costumer service!
Ann MatthewsBest place in town by far to look for a dress! They have nothing but patience for every single customer! They will not stop until you are 100% satisfied with what you are about to purchase! Jason is the best person to work with especially for prom\\ coronation dresses. He has helped me to find 2 Absolutely incredible dresses that I would not have found going anywhere else. All employees work in unison to make the most out of your experience... WOW is about the only thing left in my mouth!Thank you Sooooo much to Ann Matthews for the amazing service!IF you are looking for a dress and saw the other reviews Please Please Please ignore those negative ones, it is so NOT true and I guarantee you walk out of that place with a smile on your face!!!!
I had the most magical experience today at Ann Matthews. Veronica and Jason made me feel right at home and were a true joy to work with. Their selection was great, I never felt rushed or pushed. Veronica helped me find my style/fit and made the entire process fun. I'm a plus size bride and was a bit worried trying dresses on for the first time but I have never felt more beautiful. I felt like I was family the moment I met the team. This has been one of the best days since my engagement! Such a wonderful bunch of people, thank you all who helped me today, that was a lovely experience and I found the dress of my dreams.