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Bea's Biridal Nook

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Valco26

04/25/2012

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My experience at Bea's was phenomenal.

My experience at Bea's was phenomenal. The staff was very accommodating and honest. They did not try to up-sell us on anything. I would definitely recommend them!

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04/18/2012

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Bea's Bridal Nook was the first wedding

Bea's Bridal Nook was the first wedding boutique I visited. It is a fantastic small boutique with a very homey, welcoming feel. I found 'The One' for just under $1000 after trying on 6 beautiful dresses. I went to my remaining salon appointments, tried on dozens more dresses 2-3x the price and none of them compared so my mom and I went back to Bea's to purchase ""the one"" a gorgeous satin gown with swarovski crystals and everybody at the wedding thought it looked like a dress for royalty. They have everything from classic-vintage-trendy dresses in their selection, all at affordable rates. Loved them!

shelh13

03/24/2011

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Better experience than most!

I went to Bea's this past December and ended up purchasing my dress there. So far I've had a great experience. My appointment was with the owner Jeannette and she was very friendly and helpful. Maybe things have changed? Is this place under new ownership?

I'll write another review once my dress comes in and I have the alterations done, but they were very helpful to me.

Archie01

03/11/2011

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A shop with the motto that the customer is NOT always right

This was our first bridal appointment, which we made about a week in advance. It is a very small shop that can only hold 2 brides at one time. We arrived on time for our appointment only to be told that WE had cancelled our appointment. And they knew that because they called us yesterday to confirm and WE cancelled when confirming. They claimed we moved to Sunday. I said I had NO calls from them, showed them the caller ID showed no calls from them, but they insisted we had indeed cancelled. Never an apology saying that something had definitely gotten mixed up, only a ""we do not have any room for you today. We are full up and someone else is in your slot."" The girl helping us was rude, affrontive and basically ruined our very first bridal shop experience. Would recommend people steer well away from this shop. Try Celestial Bride on South University for a personal, pleasant and meaningful experience.

acschoen

01/11/2011

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Horrible!!!

I had my very first bridal appointment on Saturday at Bea's. I admit I was late arriving because of traffic, but my sister-in-law had arrived before me and told them I would be a few minutes late. I got there and the girl rushed me into a fitting room without giving me any chance to talk or breath. She rushed me throught the entire appointment. I would put on a gown, show my friends and family, and then she would rush me into the next. She cut off our conversations and talked down to me the whole time. I didn't know what I was looking for exactly, it was my first appointment, and she acted put out because of this.
When my bridesmaids and liked the dress on the mannequin and I asked to try it on, she rolled her eyes and said, ""Alright, but it isn't going to be what you want."" I had to remind her 3 times that I wanted to try it on. Sure enough, it was the one I liked best. However, she didn't even ask if I was interested in it. She said, ""Ok, that's the last one.""
I left upset and frustrated. Thankfully, I went over to D'Anelli's after, where they were wonderful and helped me find the perfect dress.
I will NEVER recommend Bea's to anyone.

caitlinrg

12/29/2010

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so far so good

I just bought a gown here. My experience with them so far has been wonderful. The sales person pulled three dresses for me. I absolutly loved all three. I ended up buying one of them and a veil. The two ladies that were there with me were kind and helpful and very attentive. I had a great experience and would recommend this place to anyone.

ebbie1120

06/22/2010

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DON'T EVEN BOTHER CALLING THIS PLACE!!!

THIS OWNER, NAMED EMMY, DIDN'T BOTHER TO EMAIL ME THE INFORMATION THAT SHE PROMISED SHE WOULD ABOUT THE DRESSES SHE CARRIED. SHE WAS BEYOND RUDE ON THE PHONE AND MADE IT OUT LIKE SHE WAS DOING ME A FAVOR BY EVEN TALKING TO ME!!!! EVEN THOUGH THEY CARRY A BRAND THAT I WAS INTERESTED IN, I WON'T STEP FOOT INTO THIS STORE AS A RESULT OF HOW RUDE THIS EMMY, THE OWNER WAS TO ME!!!!!!

gustava82

04/16/2010

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Awful Experience

This store basically ruined my wedding dress experience. Pretty much as soon as I walked in they pointed me to the clearance section. I chose a dress that was too small and they assured me that I could have a corset back added and switch out the strips of blue fabric for another color of my choice. My dress was only $300 so I thought I was going to get a great deal! WRONG. They pretty much tricked me into buying the dress and handed me a $900 bill for alterations AFTER I had purchased the dress! This just seems unethical to me...what they should have done is just be honest, the dress doesn't fit, it's a floor model so just don't buy it! If you're wondering I'm the only person who this has happened to? My soon-to-be sister-in-law just went to Bea's and chose a dress on clearance that doesn't fit and so they suggested adding a corset, I warned her against it.

Aside from the high cost of alterations I was determined to have a good experience and went in for 3 different fittings. The seamstress sent me to a very expensive bra shop in cherry creek and told me to buy a certain bra. When I tried the bra on it was really high in the back, and my dress was very low, so needless to say it wasn't going to work, so I just bought those bras that stick on your chest. The seamstress did not make a big deal about it and just fitted the dress with that bra. THEN when it came time to deliver my dress it came a day late because her sewing machine had broken. My mom opened the dress and took one look and it was obvious that it had not been pressed. When I had tried it on at my final fitting it looked fine standing still but on my wedding day the dress did NOT hold up. I was constantly pulling my dress up alllllll night loooooong. It kept slipping down in the back and gave me these really unattractive back boobs. I think it is the responsibility of the seamstress to make sure you look good and she totally failed. The bustles that she added also started to fail halfway through the night. In pictures of me standing still the dress looks ok but any action shots show how awful the dress was fitted. We think that Donna, the seamstress, never actually finished the dress because her machine malfunctioned, but she was never willing to admit that.

So about a month after my wedding I called Donna and told her how unhappy I was. She called me back the first time but then I spent the next seven or eight months trying to get some of my $900 back. If you pay for an expensive meal and it's terrible you shouldn't be charged, and that is how I felt about this situation. She said several times in emails that she would refund something like $100 (meager) and asked for my address at least 5 times. I finally gave up because I didn't want to keep thinking about how awful my wedding dress turned out.

They were nice at first but as soon as an issue popped up they were totally unwilling to help...I even called the shop to ask for help and all they did was tell Donna to call me. They took no responsibility and said I should have bought the bra they told me to buy, six inches of it would have been showing in the back!! Beware of Bea's, I'm not sure what they think customer service is supposed to be but I agree with the review that says that Bea would be appaled if she knew what her shop had turned into.

I wish I had gone to David's Bridal.

Layla54

11/03/2009

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Horrible Experience

I just created a profile to write a review on my horrible experience at Beas Bridal Nook.....

I met my mom and one of my best friends and I was so excited to start my wedding dress shopping! This excitement was quickly squashed. I was running 10 minutes late because I was rushing from work, and my mom and friend arrived early. The associate snapped at my mom that she had another appoitment coming at the next hour. I am typically not a late person..and I felt terrible; however, when you're spedning 2,000 plus on dress you don't expect such rude comments.

The owner (Emmy) acted really irritated towards my mom when she asked for a drink of water. Most bridal places offer bottled water or champagne. She also snapped at my mom when she looked at a dress that appealed to her. She told my mom this dress was for someone else, and my mom wouldn't be able to look for this. That is fine, but anyone who is any good at customer service could offer alternatives to this dress.

Emmy also snapped when I told her I prefer straps vs. strapless. She simply came out and asked why I want straps. After going in the back to choose dresses for me, she rushed me through the whole process. I felt as though I was inconveniencing her...... I really ended up liking one of the the dresses and it was like she wasn't hearing me. She finally came out and said that she doesn't have anything for me, and that she'll have to contact me later. She made a half-attempt to gather my information, and then she rushed me out.

I had been to one other place, and my experience was wondeful. There were hugs, compliments, champagne offered, and lots of great service. I had a feeling Beas Bridal Nook wouldn't be for me when I went online to look up their phone number and saw all the bad reviews. Needless to say, it is not about drinks being offered and compliments; however, this experience is supposed to be special.

Maybe the owner was having a bad day, and I think the longer I was there she became a little warmer because she could see how horrified we were.

Save yourself a waste of trip, and choose one of the many other bridal experiences the Denver Metro area has to offer.

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Bea's staff rude and judgemental

I made an appointment with Bea's to find a dress for my wedding that was only 4 months away. I had a designer in mind, who's dresses I knew Bea's carried, but I knew I might be too late to order a custom gown. However, I at least expected the salon to try to work with me. Bea's was TERRIBLE, I have never felt so worthless. My mother lives in Montana and my friends live in Texas because I just moved to this area, plus my fiancee and I were still in the process of picking out a ring, so I went to the store alone and didn't have a ring on my finger and I was wearing jeans because I had just finished riding my horses. I am pretty darned sure that the entire staff assumed I was just there to try on dresses for fun and wasn't really getting married. They wouldn't let me try on any dresses from the designer I liked, and they told me it was too late to even call the designer and see about getting a dress on rush. They only let me try on 'cheap' dresses that were on clearance, none of which fit the description of what I was looking for in a dress. Then they tried to convince me that those dresses were 'what I really wanted' and my ideas for my dress were 'unrealistic.' I managed to hold in the tears until I left the store, then I called my mom and told her I was no longer excited to get married because I had just been treated like a dumb little kid... I am 25 years old and don't appreciate being humiliated. Well, the good news is this - the joke is on Bea's. I went to Dina's Bridal and ordered my PERFECT gown from my chosen designer on rush order, it came in on time and everything was beautiful. Bea's lost my business (they didn't know it when I came in, but I had a LARGE budget and Daddy's plastic to pay for my gown... maybe they would have treated me differently if they had thought I would spend thousands of dollars in the store that day). Needless to say, Bea's was very disappointing. Oh and Dina's Bridal across town has about 10 times the selection of gowns in stock for you to try on, plus friendly staff that work hard to please. Don't even bother going to Bea's unless you look rich and want to be told which dress you should buy.

ggoulding

05/14/2009

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A truly disappointing experience

I was so excited to try on wedding dresses for the very first time! I chose Bea's because my mother, best friend, and several of my aunts bought there wedding gowns there. I even invited my future mother in law along to commemorate the experience.
I had an appointment and all seemed to be going according to plan. Until I mentioned that I didn't want a strapless gown.... You would have thought that I had asked for a nun's habit by their reaction. I am rather busty and I haven't been comfortable in a strapless gown since puberty, no matter how good the fit is. I was treated like a freak to be honest and after trying on a few dresses I was told that I should probably just go to another store.
Given my family history with this bridal boutique I was expecting the same treatment my mom, best friend and other family members received. I was disappointed with the poor selection, the poor service, and their poor attitude. This was not a great choice for a first time trying on gowns.

unhappyMOB

02/24/2009

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Poor Alterations

My daughter purchased her gown at Bea's. She loved the dress and was actually happy with the service leading up to her alterations. However, at her final fitting, the bodice of the dress didn't fit properly. The alterations person told her it needed pressing and was assured it would be fine. She picked the dress up from the store, the day before her wedding and it was all hung and bagged. I had told her to make sure she tried the dress on again before taking it from the store, but she was told by the salesperson that it would be a mistake to unbag it at that point. So, she didn't try the dress on again, until her wedding day. The bodice was horrible. It hadn't needed ""pressing"" at all, but more like 2 inches taken in. The dress had a princess bodice of horizontal pleats and they gapped and folded over at the top. The wedding took place and fortunately my daughter is not a bridezilla and proceeded to have a great day. The dress in pictures, looks quite untailered and the loose bodice with its huge gaping neckline is very apparent. After the wedding, I sent a picture of my daughter in the gown to the owner of Beas. I explained the problem and wanted her to know that while our ""buying"" experience had been ok, I was VERY displeased with their alterations. I gave my name, e-mail and phone number and never heard anything from them. An apology would have gone a long way. When you spend 2500. on a dress and then pay 350. more for alterations, I expect more than that. After seeing other people write reviews about poor customer service, I'd have to say that I would not recommend this store even though you'll find some designer lines there that you won't find in other Denver stores.

iheartfoodtoo

01/30/2009

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average experience

I've been to 4 or 5 shops already searching for my dress, and I must say, shopping here left me a bit upset and not very happy. The service was average, the dresses were average, nothing about my experience was enjoyable. The biggest disappointment was the realization that the dresses were in back and you nor your guests were able to browse. I trust my friends and family to pick gowns that would look good on me. They know your personality much better than someone who has known you for 5 seconds. The room was cold and there was no privacy, literally you are trying on dresses in front of everyone passing by 6th Avenue. I tried on five dresses and I didn't care for any but they didn't offer to bring any others for me to look at. I was in and out in half an hour - and I'm NOT JOKING. Looking for your wedding dress is suppose to be a fun, relaxed, wonderful experience - and this wasn't.

Alilan

01/28/2009

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THE WORST IN TOWN!

Would I ever go back to Bea's Bridal Nook? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I always thought of Bea's as a staple in Denver bridal shops, but boy was I wrong. Talk about the worst experience ever. From the moment we walked in the woman was rude and completely unfriendly. I could hardly believe it when she told us she was the owner. I guess she doesn't want women to buy $3000.00 dresses from her shop. Her attitude and demeanor were horrendous. I couldn't believe a grown woman and owner no less would behave this way. I would never recommend even my worst enemy to go here! There are so many bridal shops around town that will treat the bride-to-be as she should be treated. My girlfriend and I kept looking at each other thinking is this really happening right now? It's really odd when your in warm, fuzzy bridal mode to be treated so cold and rude as we were here. I'm sure the real Bea would be very unhappy as to how her old business is being carried out. Save yourself the trouble and skip this place.

LaurenDnvr

01/07/2009

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They never called me back...

I called them twice and left messages, and never got a call back. So I visited another bridal store and spent $4500 on two dresses.

kbmm03

11/19/2008

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Mediocre at best

I stopped in at Bea's without an appointment, which I know, is a no-no. They weren't able to help me and didn't have any dresses out to look at. They only bring them out to you. The store was kinda dirty and the person I talked to seemed bored and disinterested. Skip this one on your shopping agenda.

maggs1559

08/26/2008

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There are better shops out there

I think everyone should know that if you go to Bea's you do not have the option to browse through gowns on your own (except for the samples that are on sale) because only the salesladies are allowed in the back where the gowns are. Some people might find this more efficient, and if you do then this is probably your place. I personally think that brides should be exposed to gowns so they can narrow down what they want. Not every girl has a vision of her wedding dress from the time she's 6 years old - I know I sure didn't and it took trying on a variety of styles before I was ready to make my decision. Additionally, the saleslady that helped me was very short with me and only let me try on one dress - when I tried it on she said ""This is it! You're not going to find anything better than this!"" So much for that magical bridal experience that you deserve during this exciting time of your life. Again, I would argue that the bride is the one that calls the shots and make that determination. I am also offended when the first question out of a salesperson's mouth is ""What's your budget?"" but maybe that's just me. Obviously budget is important but budgets can be negotiated and sometimes you can find something expensive that you love and use it as a way to figure out your style.

Bottom line is if you are in indecisive person that wants someone else to make your decisions for you, go here - otherwise I would try some of the other places in the area that make you feel like a princess and let you state your own opinions about the most important dress you will ever buy. Luckily I had been to a number of other shops and at those places I had the wonderful experience I was hoping for, but in my opinion it's just unacceptable - this is their own specialty; the only thing they have to be good at.

nursesknowbest

08/24/2008

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Still bitter after 3 years...

I bought my dress from Bea's back in 2005 & I am still holding enough resentment from my experience that almost 3 years later, here I am telling my story. My overall dress shopping experience at Bea's was acceptable. They weren't overly attentive, despite the cost of most of their dresses, they never made me feel extremely special, but at the same time, I don't think that it was about them. To me, it was about finding the dress & I did. I found a dress that I loved & on my wedding day, someone came out of the bathroom where I had just been asking if someone had dropped some jewelry b/c there were tiny crystals on the floor. I looked down & the crystals on my dress had come undone & fallen off! I had literally had the dress on for less than 5 minutes. As the night went on, more & more crystals came undone. On the right side, the dress became 'untucked' we'll say. In a lot of my pictures, you can clearly see that there is something wrong with the dress. After the wedding & after things settled down, I contacted Bea's about what happened. They told me to contact the designer b/c they were utlimately responsible. So, I contacted the designer, even included pictures of what happened & inevitably, the designer told me that Bea's was responsible. I left multiple messages, sent emails to Bea's & of course, heard nothing back from them. A simple 'I'm sorry' would have sufficed. After dishing out $3000 for a dress, I never thought that I would have to be concerned with quality. I might as well have bought a dress from David's b/c I would expect subpar quality. Bea's ignored me & would not take responsibility for their shotty alteration work & mediocre quality. My suggestion? Care less about the person helping you try on dresses & focus more on quality of the product & standards of alterations. And congratulations to Bea's for failing miserably in each of these categories.

JRKN

04/17/2008

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Don't even bother...

I went to Bea's among several other stores when I was looking for my bridal gown. This was the only store that I would never return to. I found the the sales assistant was rude and cold. After only being there for 20 minutes we felt rushed and when I wanted to try a different style of dress than she was bringing out she was quite snarky. Final word: don't waste your time going to Bea's unless you like poor customer service and a damper on what is supposed to be an exciting time.

peg513

03/27/2008

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Lovely boutique

I scheduled an appointment mid-day, mid-week was the only client in the shop and had zero issues. The corner location made easy to locate while driving east on 6th. We were greeted warmly by the owner Jeanette, who even though she was on the phone took a few moments to let us know she would be right with us and pointed us to the sale gowns on display. Jeanette was very good about selecting gowns that fit into my vision and budget. She also gave honest feedback and wasn't set on trying to sell me every gown I tried on. My visit to the shop was a last minute decision based on the other feedback on this site and I am very glad that I did as I found my wedding gown here. I adding Bea's to the list of shops you visit while shopping for your wedding gown.

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