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Dress Shops! Review

My best friend and I just got back from trying on dresses this weekend. We went to 3 in Lincoln and the outlet in Wahoo! We also went to Davids Bridal in Omaha a couple weeks ago.

Davids Bridal -
We did not really like the people at Davids Bridal. It started with the lady in the front being rude and my consultant had 3 other brides. My best friend didn't have any problem with her consultant though. By the time my best friend had tried 7 dresses on, I had 2. I kept waiting and waiting and waiting. And we both had appointments so it wasn't like we were walk ins either. Then when we were leaving my consultant came back and said "It was so nice to meet you and help you today, I hope you come back to see me!" Kind of funny when she knew she wasn't even there.

Bridal Gown Outlet - Lincoln
We absolutely loved this place. It was so fun and they had so many dresses. They were all name brand and not horribly priced. They had a great variety and the the people we were dealing with were really great! They pulled a couple dresses off the maniquene for my best friend and kept reassuring her that they could be ordered in her size since she is a twig. They combined two dressing rooms for us as well which was nice. The rooms were a little small but the people made up for it. They were so helpful and pulled a dress a lot like the one I liked that was gorgeous. Then when we were done they wrote down our top picks on a card for us so that we can come back and order them. It was so great!

Ellyne Bridal - Lincoln
We had an appointment at Ellyne and showed up about 10 minutes early. We ended up going into our room at about 20 minutes after our appointment. They were very busy. The set up was a little weird and all of their dresses were size 8 or 10. So you have to work with that. I am a size 10ish 12ish so it worked well for me. But my best friend is a 2 so we had to clip all of the dresses a lot. We tried on the first set of dresses and were calling the consultant back in to help and she was nowhere to be found. I found a different person and she said she was going to find our consultant but a few minutes later she came back in saying that she couldn't find our consultant, but she would help us. So she helped us and left and that was the last time we saw any consultants. We tried on about 6ish dresses each and just ended up helping each other out because we couldn't find the consultants. We were both horrible at lacing the dresses up so we ended up just holding them. The consultant never came back and never checked on us. At the very end of the appointment as we were leaving she saw us and asked if we wanted any dresses wrote down. We said yes and went back in the room waiting for her and she never showed back up. So we just took a picture of the tag on our phone and left. It was a little frustrating and this was the store I was looking forward to the most.

Alfred Angelo Bridal (formerly J'Maries Bridal by Alfred Angelo) - Lincoln
We actually ended up just doing a walk in to this store because we were done with Ellynes Bridal so early. We ended up calling them to make sure they were open and showed up 2 minutes later as it was on our way back to the hotel. We walked in and they were so wonderful. They were so helpful. We were also so excited because they had all of the Disney Dresses in! We went into a dressing room with like 8 dresses each and absolutely had a great time. We tried on a lot of the disney dresses and loved our consultant. She was constantly there and helpful and knocking to make sure we were okay and kept on lacing us up. We absolutely loved this place and the Alfred Angelo gowns. I would completely reccomend this place!

Nebraska Bridal Outlet - Wahoo NE
We went to Nebraska Bridal Outlet hoping for some good deals. We walked in and were extremely welcomed. They explained everything to us from the start from the off the rack sales racks to the rest of the doors and the difference between orderable dresses and take homes. They also had a TON of the old Disney Dresses from the old designer. I think it was Kirstie Kelly. Each time we tried on dresses they would come to the back of the store and help us get in the dress and lace it up as well as giving us accessories that would go with the dress. They were absolutely great to work with and it was great that all of the dresses were $349 or under. My best friend actually ended up picking out a dress here and purchasing it. It was $269 plus a $25 delivery fee and taxes. It was a great deal and by far the cheapest dress and it was ordered from the designer.

Overall I had a great time and it was a fun filled weekend but I wanted to give some reviews of the shops we went to and maybe help some other brides.

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06.09.2012

Re: Dress Shops! Review

  • Chasity08Chasity08 member
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    edited December 2011
    Loooooove Nebraska Bridal Outlet! A co-worker of mine told me about it and I'm so glad she did. I got my dress there and after getting a crinoline built in to the dress and shipping and all that I paid $340. You can get a lot of dress for a lot less then what you'd pay at some of the other chain salons. =]
  • edited December 2011
    Do you recommend an appointment (do they even take one?) for the Bridal Outlet or can you just stop in and get service fairly easily?
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  • edited December 2011
    Neither of the bridal outelts accept appointments. When I called they actually said something along the lines of "You don't have to have an appointment to be our customer. We welcome you anytime!" Both of the other stores do although they are not necessary. Reccommended, but obviously that didn't help us much at Elynne. We just walked in to Alfred Angelo with no problem even though they said we should make an appointment.

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  • edited December 2011
    That sounds super similar to mine. I was super handy at the clips by the time we left. Haha. Still horrible at lacing the dress up though. That part is HARD!

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  • edited December 2011
    Thanks for the info! I really wanted to try Ellynne but since everyone has had a rough time with them I think I'm going to skip it.
  • edited December 2011
    A lot of other brides have said they really like it. So I wouldn't completely rule it out because of my experience. They do have a lot of designer dresses and are a lot more upscale than many of the other places I visited. I would say your budget would have to be over $600 to go there though. Most of the dresses I liked were between $600-$1300. And they have a higher end room as well that is more expensive than that.

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  • VMHR2011VMHR2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    For what it's worth, I got my dress from The Bridal Collection in Grand Island.  I'm in Omaha, so it's a bit of a drive but it was completely worth it.  We went there originally because there was a dress I wanted to try on and they were the only people in the state with a sample of it.  But of all the places it was by far my favorite.  The staff is so friendly and helpful and because it's in a smaller town I wound up getting my dress cheaper than the same one was in Omaha.  I highly reccomend it.
  • JMeganS12JMeganS12 member
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    edited December 2011

    Thank you, everyone, for all of this information!!  My fiance and I are just starting our planning but time to start dress shopping will be here before I know it!  All of this information will definitely come in handy :)

    Thanks again!

    Megan

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