I am getting married May 09 and had my heart set on an Alfred Angelo Gown. Not many places in St Louis Carry his line and I was able to find a couple places on his website. There is a store that is 5 mins from my house in Florissant that carry his line, but once I found The Wedding Gallery in St Charles I was sold on going out there. I was nervous about going to a smaller shop, but WOW. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! When I walked in I was greeted right away and Nagwa, the owner, never left my side as I tried on just about every Alfred Angelo dress she had in the store. She helped me get dressed when we couldnt figure out the dresses (they can be complicated). I just love it there!!! I have probably been in there a good dozen times in the past six months b/c I was so undecided on a dress. Just this weekend I finally made up my mind and went in for a final time of playing dress up. Well...the discount promotion Alfred Angelo was running had expired (sadly) BUT she gave it to me anyways b/c she knew I had my heart set on him and this dress. She even gave me the discount with only putting $200 down on the dress. The dress is an $800 dress and I need half down to even order. So only a small portion of it paid and she wrote in the discount. We also need 15 tuxes, so she gave me two order forms to fill out so that we can get 2 free instead of just the groom...also giving us a discount on the little guys tuxes and bridesmaids gowns. The most helpful place I have ever been!!!!!!!!! We can stay there and visit for hours just chatting with her and we always get a hug as we leave....it is a WONDERFUL place to go...I recommend it to EVERYONE!!! Oh...on top of everything else they are very reasonable on alterations and dont charge for steaming like David's does. She also hand makes her veils and is going to make one personally to compliment my dress...AMAZING!!!!! No pressuring sales tactics here just amazing customer service!
I bought my wedding dress from Wedding Gallery back in 2007. The store- at it's old location was pretty new, and I was hesitant to buy there b/c you see so many bridal stores come and go. After meeting with the owner, I was sold! Very personal attention. She encouraged me to try on dresses in styles I hadn't considered, and I ended up finding my dress straight off the rack! She said it fit so well that she knew it only needed minimum alterations, and she offered to do those for free. I also had planned on not wearing a veil, but once I saw the detail and intricate work she does on hers, I knew I'd wear one for the wedding. I looked at hundreds of dresses all over town, and couldn't have been happier with any of them. I am so glad to see that they have expanded and that Nagwa's business is growing. I also got my bridesmaid's gowns there, and they were very reasonably priced as well!
My daughter is getting married in July and after looking at a couple of the typical places we happened upon The Wedding Gallery, The wedding dresses are beautifully made, and the prices are Great! we were able to buy a gorgeous couture gown one of a kind at half the price.............. We went to Davids and the gowns were 5 of a kind to each size and polyester, see through and horribly over priced! I sew and know a decent garment. Please do not miss this place! and the owner is so wonderful to work with, my daughter is so happy with her gown, and I feel I've spent my money wisely.
The Wedding Gallery is a wonderful place for alterations. I already had my gown purchased, but went to Nagwa for my alterations. She is wonderful!! Very helpful, very nice. Gives great suggestions. I was a plus sized bride and she gave great ideas on how to alter my dress so it fit my shape perfectly. Everytime I went for a fitting, she was there and remembered who I was, that was nice. You fell like a bride and not just "another customer". I would highly reccomend going to Wedding Gallery. It was one less thing I had to worry about while getting ready for the big day.
I've been to at least 10 shops looking for a dress and thought there was no hope in finding a dress under $500 for my destiantion wedding. They carry great quality dresses and take the best care of their sample gowns. If you’re looking for a wedding dress off the rack or something you can order that has the quality, but not break the bank value check this place out. Also the service is great! (I ended up purchasing a Maggie Sottero sample gown for $350 originally $1600. It didn’t look like it had ever been tried on)
The staff were very nice and helpful, even though they were extremely busy. They did not have the dress I wanted to try on, but if I am able to try it on at another store I would come back here to buy it.
love the new location..so much easier to shop!