Ana's Bridal & Tuxedo
456 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: (401) 438-5932
Fax: (401) 438-0479
Parking: Lot, On Site
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
By Appointment Only: No
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I just want to thank Patricia so very much for being patient with me! and no its not just because we have the same name (HAHA) ! She was understanding and knew exactly what i was looking for. I cant wait to come back with my bridesmaid to pick out their bridesmaid dresses!
I scheduled an appointment at Ana's Bridal to try two dresses I found on the internet. After trying several different dresses, I chose two dresses from Maggie Sottero and Sophia Tolli. The girls working at the Ana's Bridal store patiently help me find the type of dress I was looking for, and I loved that they didn't push me to buy the most expensive one. On my second appointment I decided for a light, amazing dress from Maggie Sottero and order it on size 8. But when I arrived home I decided I wanted size 6, otherwise would be too large for me. I called them and they changed the order immediately. After 3-4 weeks they received my dress in size 6. I wanted the dress to fit tight to my body and to open it more in the back. After the second appointment my dress was customized for my body shape and looked marvelous. All the alterations were done professionally and the dress looks like no alterations were done. It's like it came like that from the factory. They suggested a gorgeous aplique and sash belt that definitely made my dress unique. Everyone at Ana's Bridal were very attentive and kind. I would definitely come back to this place, and I recommend it 100%.
Ana's Bridal are great to work with. I brought in a few pictures of dresses I loved and Toryn was able to gather up about 10 dresses that fit my taste and style. This was the first place I went wedding dress shopping and walked out the same day with my dress picked! They were accommodating and can do all alterations in house. I have since met with the seamstress and have had the first step of alterations. She was also great work with and you can tell she really knows what she is doing. Overall a great experience so far.
Thank you so much for helping me to choose my perfect gown ! Your Patience and Kindness made the whole experience a lot of fun ! I also Really Appreciate that you were able to work with my budget. I will Certainly be recommending you to all my friends. Thank you again for Everything.
I had a wonderful experience there. The sales people are very helpful. Their storefront is a little small so it's important to make an appt, esp if you want the 1:1 attention. They also only let you try on so many dresses, although they say only 10(I think) but once you're back there they pull more when you start to narrow down what styles you like. My dress was a little more expensive than I wanted to pay, but it's not their fault I have expensive tastes, and they gave me free alterations which would have come out to 1/2 the cost of the dress so that was a big help! Ana (the owner) is pretty much there every day (at least every day I was there) and she's great. Definitely no nonsense but very helpful. She's the seamstress as well. I had a lot of alterations but she was very helpful, changed everything I wanted on the dress and made it perfect. I had no problems making alterations appts and the staff was always helpful and polite.
Ana and her team were the best to work with with. They always accomadated me with later fittings when I got out of work. They also took one of my out of state bridesmaids for a fitting on a saturday! They treated me like a princess, Every alteration was seamless. I always reccomend them to any of my friends or coworkers who are getting married.
06/11/2012Provided by Citysearch -
AVOID ANA'S!!! I'm very belatedly reviewing after the horrible treatment I received as part of my cousin's bridal party. Ana was all smiles on the day we purchased our dresses, but it ended there.
She measured us for our dresses, which all came in much smaller than anticipated (and much smaller than the sample dress in the store). While this was clearly the fault of the manufacturer, she refused to take any action to fix the situation or to cover the cost for the one dress that needed to be re-ordered (after much switching of dresses amongst the girls).
I was pregnant at the time -- see where this is going? -- and although the sample dress was enormous on me, the same-size dress I purchased was too tight. But that was MY fault for selfishly choosing to start a family when my cousin was getting married. (A direct quote from Ana herself!) The 5 lbs I'd gained at that point in my pregnancy was clearly at fault, not the dressmaker.
Luckily, I was able to swap dresses with another bridesmaid who'd lost weight before the wedding. The much larger dress had to be taken in, and although Ana had promised before we'd ordered that the dress could be tailored to fit a pregnant belly, once push came to shove, that was suddenly an impossibility. She flat out lied to me about alterations that had supposedly been done, and when questioned would tell me that what I was requesting (which we'd agreed on the day before!) was impossible.
I made 4 trips to her shop the week of the wedding for alterations that never happened. (Did I mention that I was 6 months pregnant? I was NOT amused at having to trek out to East Providence multiple times to be treated shabbily!!)
The bridesmaids all looked horrible the day of the wedding. The alterations on our very pricey dresses were all shabbily done, and we looked ridiculous.
04/03/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I have 6 bridesmaids and they all were fitted for their dresses and put their deposits down the same day. I was told the dresses would take 3-4 months to come in which was kind of cutting it close but I went with it. They told me the dresses would be in mid-March, and its now April and they will not tell me anything! All they keep saying is ""when they come in we'll let you know"" that is NOT something you want to here when your wedding is fast approaching. The salesperson Jade, is beyond rude and is never helpful. I'll write another review if and when my dresses ever come in.
If I had read these reviews before going to that store I would have NEVER gone there..
10/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Rented tuxedo for a wedding (entire party rented there)
They overcharged for shoes that they didn't rent, refused to take credit card when tuxedo was picked up (contract says store accepts cash or credit) pointed me to a gas station to get cash.
Not nice people, go somewhere else.
09/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered a bridesmaid dress April 6, and it shows up Sept. 2, less than 24 hours before my sister's wedding. This was after they kept lying to me, the maid of honor, AND the bride saying the dress was in. I kept telling them I live 2.5 hours away in CT and couldn
09/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I don't know where to begin, they have been awful since the whole process started. The main thing is, my sister ordered her bridesmaid dress when we all did in April. Her's was supposed to come in August. The wedding is TOMORROW and it didn't come in until THIS AFTERNOON. The whole time they gave us attitude when we called to check in on it. Then, they call her in the middle of our rehearsal dinner in Narragansett tonight and they told her she had to leave and come in asap to get the dress fitted because the seamstress had plans later. AND GET THIS, this is what they said when she told them she was in the middle of the rehearsal dinner: ""What's more important, your dress or eating food."" I KID YOU NOT! They made no consessions to make the situation right, and did nothing but give attitude throughout the whole process. And that was just with my sister, let alone the stress and inconvenience they gave me and my mother. We were nothing but nice to them even though they were bitches to us. They actually made my sister cry in front of my whole family while she was on the phone with them. I will NEVER go back, and I am putting reviews on every possible website I can. DO NOT go there and give them business. I can't believe how unprofessional, unorganized, and horribly attituded they are. They are awful people and should be ashamed of themselves.
08/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Although I heard a few good things about the store, my overall experience was less than desirable. Every bride dreams of the experience of picking out her dress, going for the fittings, etc., however I dreaded every bit of it. My bridesmaids, who purchased their dresses at this store did also. I will give credit to the owner that with one picture of a dress I supplied to her that I loved the look of, but not the price tag, she was able to pick out something similar almost instantly. After that it went down hill, from receiving a dirty petticoat I spent two hundred dollars on, to receiving little help when trying on my dress, to trying to get in touch with them and not being able to get someone to answer the phone, it was all very aggravating. Every bride knows that planning a wedding, at times, can be stressful, but the stress should not come from dress aspect of the wedding.
It's a good thing I didn't choose this place, because I'd be one upset bride. My bridesmaid dress and flower girl dress were purchased at Ana's. They both took about 5 months to come in...so you better plan early. The bride's dress took even longer! Once I was told my dress was in, I called Ana's numerous times, no one answered the phone. I left messages, no one returns your calls. I picked up my flower girl dress today and the staff seemed a bit 'put off' that I would not e choosing Ana's for alterations. Seriously! How in the world could I trust them to do alterations in time AND contact me when the alterations were complete. Sorry, I'll bring my business to someone who answers their phone and actually wants my business. Maybe my experience was different beause I am not the bride, however, that should be no excuse for running a business poorly. Oh, and, while I was waiting there to pick up the dresses, the phone rang multiple times...everybody was around...nobody answers.
06/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
It is all a scam! We ordered our dresses in plenty of time for the wedding. When we went to pick up our dresses, they attempted to charge each of us a $25 rush fee that we were never told about. They ordered all of us the wrong size dresses. I am typically a size four and they ordered me a twelve. Needless to say, when I got the dress, it was way too big. I am assuming they do this as a way to make more money with alterations. The most suspicious part of all is that you are allowed to make only one credit card transaction and all other money needs to be paid in CASH ONLY! The staff is extremely unprofessional as well as the building. It is unkempt and I highly suggest that you go to another bridal boutique!