GO TO ALFRED'S! After seeing the Cinderella Dress by Alfred Angelo in a size 4 sample only in my area (Wisconsin) I was on a mission to find it somewhere that I could try the dress on to get an idea of how it would look. I'm a street size 26. I found the Alfred Angelo store in Indianapolis and my Mom and I made a special trip just to visit the store. I've been to at least 10 bridal salons in the Milwaukee area and NONE of them compare to Alfred Angelo's. I am so happy I found them. They had SO many dresses to try on that I didn't even end up trying all of them because I was getting so confused with each one I tried because they were beautiful dresses and didn't look "plus size". Soula and Stasia are AMAZING! They worked with me and made sure I got EXACTLY what I wanted. They were very friendly and professional. They listened to my wants, and being a plus size bride, they made me feel extremely comfortable. My Mom even went as far as to purchase the dress at that store even though we will have to drive back to Indiana to go there again because the service was so outstanding. If you go here, I PROMISE you WON'T be dissapointed. Alfred Angelo's treats all brides like they're long time friend, yet maintain being professional and helpful. You will be treated like a princess. And best of all, you don't have to compromise what you want just because of your size... Alfred's will make your dream come true!
This place is great. Being a plus size bride (street size 20) most other shops had a very small selection. I went to that largest bridal shop in Indianapolis and there wasn't a single dress over size 18 (really 14), and our consultant was extremely rude. This store was a completely different story. There wasn't anything I wasn't allowed to try on. Also all of Alfred Angelo's dresses are available in plus size and there is no "special order" policy so there are samples in plus sizes. My consultant, Shana, was amazing and such a pleasure to work with. She had no problem with me grabbing as many dresses I wanted and trying them on. The experience really was wonderful and I couldn't ask for more, also if you go to shops that are licensed to sell Alfred Angelo you are likely to pay about $100 more for dresses. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was the small size selection of the Little White Dress collection. There were only about 3 in plus sizes, but it's understandable since it's such a small line as it is.
SOPHIAS WAS THE BEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE-IT WAS AMAZING!!! THEY HAD THE PRETTIEST DRESSES OF ANYWHERE WE WENT. MY MOTHER AND I SHOPPED IN CHICAGO AND CINCINNATI AND SOPHIA’S HAD MORE BEAUTIFUL GOWNS THAN ANY OTHER STORE. IT WAS HARD PICKING A DRESS B/C THEY ALL LOOKED GREAT (Everywhere else I went they all looked the same). THE OWNER HELPED ME AND MY BRIDESMAIDS AND SHE WAS SO MUCH FUN. OTHER STORES MADE IT VERY STRESSFUL, BUT THEY HELPED US ENJOY THE PLANNING AGAIN AND MADE IT ABOUT ME AND MY GIRLS. BY THE TIME I FINALLY GOT MARRIED THEY NEW MY MOM, MY FIANCE AND MY WEDDING PARTY. THEY GAVE ME GREAT ADVICE ABOUT COLORS AND IT ALL LOOKED BEAUTIFUL. I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS STORE AND NOW I AM IN ONE OF MY FRIENDS WEDDING AND WE ARE GETTING OUR DRESSES THERE AGAIN! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING THIS PLACE OUT, TELL THEM LISA SENT YOU!
I went to several of the big "box" stores and ended up getting everything for the wedding from Sophia's. They were so nice and you felt really pampered. Not just a number. I ended up getting my gown there and bridesmaids and tuxedos. We got great discounts for all of that. They also have the cutest prom dresses and the girl there said they don't sell the same dress to the same school. (They keep record...How Cool) Oh and they also added shoulder straps to my gown for only $30 with the alterations lady that works there. Sophias is your best bet for service, selection and value.
They have very nice dresses, but are seriously lacking in the customer service department. I bought my dress two years ago and had all sorts of problems (rude associates, incorrect billing, and being "sold" on a dress I would need to hem without being told a petite size was much less expensive) but thought the problems would have been worked out by now. I recently went in with a friend who is shopping for her wedding dress and it was very obvious that nothing had changed. They are very overpriced, especially for the level of service they provide.
Wow what a great find..Went to several other shops in town and didn't find near the level of service that Sophia's provided. It's a small boutique feel that still has plenty selection. The staff is what makes this place stand out. Free bottled water and cake tasting (maybe only on certain days) Knew my name all 4 times I was in there. Got tuxedos there also - the man helping with that was very knowledgable and helped pick out to match exactly the feel we wanted. Don't waste time going anywhere else- we all deserve this type of attention for such a special day
I loved the selection of this store. They had many dresses in my size and the consultants made me their priority. They let me try on as many dresses as I wanted. The other "superstore" in Indy only let me try on 5 and then said "Sorry I couldnt find your dress..." The store manager at Alfred Angelo was able to work with my budget and I was able to walk out with my dream dress. Their bridesmaid collection is also very affordable and they have many styles that my bridesmaids loved. Alfred Angelo is the best store in Indy, hands down!
I went to David's Bridal hoping to find a beautiful princess dress for prom. Unfortunatly for me, they didn't have a wide variety of dress styles to choose from. The majority of the dresses I looked at were fairly plain and straight. Their prices seemed reasonable and the staff was fairly friendly but nothing caught my eye. There was nothing wrong with David's Bridal but I wouldn't recommend this store to anyone who was looking for a fancy or princess type dress.
Demetrios was the first place I went to begin my wedding dress shopping. From the moment I walked in, I was assigned a very attentive (not pushy) salesgirl who was extremely helpful. She assisted in the fitting room and gave honest opinions about each dress I tried on. The other staff was also attentive and professional. I went to other bridal boutiques after, but no one came close to their service and professionalism, and I ended up buying my gown from them.
We had a wonderful experience at Alfred Angelo, and will definitely recommend this store to others. The sales associates were just wonderful, and very friendly, helpful, and attentive. We felt very comfortable here, and Scotti and the other associates gave us a good deal of time and assistance in an atmosphere that was organized, calm, and welcoming. What a wonderful way to shop for a special day! Thank you, ladies!