Well after visiting SEVERAL stores, I ended up falling in love with one at Clarice's on Hampton. It was all of the dresses in which I kind of liked all into one. It's gorgeous! I can say that I refuse to deal with Ultimate Bride because they are linked to SAVVI and I hate them and their pushyness so I skipped that place. I can say that Wedding Gallery (there are two) the cheaper/normal one had a lot of dresses but they wouldn't let me look thru them... the owner just wanted to stick me in something and she made me feel like I was in a second hand shop. I was not impressed by their selection of dresses but they had a lot of jewelry I may look into later. I liked Brides by Demetrios, I felt like it was a very "good bridal experience" i had an amazing consultant and the store was nice, clean and new which I liked. A lot of places seemed old, musty, and some were dirty. If I'm buying a WHITE dress I expect the place to be nice. One place I went to smelled of smoke.... not a fan.... Robyn's bridal had a small selection but the lady was nice. At first I thought she wouldn't be much help because she was MUCH older than I, but she really knew her stuff, just not a ,lot of selection to choose from... I also agree with horrible experiences at David's Bridal. Every time I have been a bridesmaid I have gotten treated horrible and the incorrect size of dress so I skipped them as well. Went to a place in Florissant, nice people, lots of dresses, just didn't have MINE. Went to a place out in Lake Saint Louis....they had round sale racks... 4 of them.... that's it... went to a place near dardine prarie... not a good selection at all. nice, clean, friendly, but small selection of dresses!! Anyways, love my dress and its super unique. We ordered a corset to add into it so it will be different from the dress they normally sell. Also someone at work told me after purchasing my dress that she got her dress about 20 years ago from there and the place that they recommend for alterations (sandy's) is outstanding. She said they sinched her butt in that gown so good that it looked as if they made the dress around her lol. I had some of these other places on my list to search, however, I just didn't want to go anywhere else after finding THE DRESS lol It's so much more real after you find the dress!! I also liked that Clarices allowed me to take pictures and think it over for a day... they weren't pushy and it was nice to take a picture and stare at it overnight lol. Especially after I missed it when we left. I look at the pictures at least once a day, I cant wait to get it in! Good thing I ordered it when I did too because it won't be ready until December or January because most of it is hand made since its one of their Clarice's Catoure dresses. Hope this helps anyone who is looking and reads this.