Mariella Creations

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  • 2192 Silas Deane Hwy

    Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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  • 860-529-8558

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Mon 10am-8:30pm, Thu 10am-8:30pm, Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm

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I had a great experience at Mariella's!! The customer service was super. They took the time to listen to what I wanted and guided me to my dream dress. Save your time, I would highly recommend shopping here first. You won't be disappointed!

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I had a great experience at Mariella's!! The customer service was super. They took the time to listen to what I wanted and guided me to my dream dress. Save your time, I would highly recommend shopping here first. You won't be disappointed!

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Had a horrible experience working with Mariella herself. Cannot believe I had to go through the trouble of buying a second dress, paid for a rush, and got it later than promised. I was an out of state bridesmaid and the workers at

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Had a horrible experience working with Mariella herself. Cannot believe I had to go through the trouble of buying a second dress, paid for a rush, and got it later than promised. I was an out of state bridesmaid and the workers at

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Though Mariella was pleasant to deal with in the beginning, after having had a problem with the first dress I purchased, her customer service was less than stellar. Staff was rude, stuffy, defensive, and difficult to deal with. I paid extra for a rush on ordering a new dress and the dress came a week later than promised. Being an out of state bridesmaid did not please them. they kept insisting that I drive 2.5 hours from NY for alterations to put gussets in the dress. My seamstress in NY said gussets would look horrendous. The ladies in the shop went on to insult my seamstress whom my family has used for years suggesting that she may be unfit to do the job. We ordered a second dress at my seamstress' Though Mariella was pleasant to deal with in the beginning, after having had a problem with the first dress I purchased, her customer service was less than stellar. Staff was rude, stuffy, defensive, and difficult to deal with. I paid extra for a rush on ordering a new dress and the dress came a week later than promised. The second dress I ordered was of lesser quality than the first. I am not complaining about having not been issued a refund on my first dress. After all, Mariella requires you to sign for the dress size that is ordered. I do feel, though, that Mariella should have suggested a larger size to start with (I was surprised that the OWNER measured me and was not adamant about ordering a size up. She kind of left it up to me, and SHE is the expert, though she did not act like one). Going through having to order a second dress with Mariella's on a time crunch was difficult. They were not pleased with having to answer my questions and were definitely not the friendly faces I encountered ordering the first dress. Brides-to-be: I would suggest going to a more professional bridal boutique.The second dress I ordered was of lesser quality than the first. I am not complaining about having not been issued a refund on my first dress. After all, Mariella requires you to sign for the dress size that is ordered. I do feel, though, that Mariella should have suggested a larger size to start with (I was surprised that the OWNER measured me and was not adamant about ordering a size up. She kind of left it up to me, and SHE is the expert, though she did not act like one). Going through having to order a second dress with Mariella's on a time crunch was difficult. They were not pleased with having to answer my questions and were definitely not the friendly faces I encountered ordering the first dress. Also, just today I found out that the hip size I measured for is a size 18. They ordered me a 14, which Mariella said may be snug but would fit fine, and did suggest order a 16. I wound up ordering an 18 the second time around, and my seamstress in NY took it in everywhere else. Had i known that I fell in the 18 range hip wise, I would have made a different decision. Mariella did not handle it right. She said i Though Mariella was pleasant to deal with in the beginning, after having had a problem with the first dress I purchased, her customer service was less than stellar. Staff was rude, stuffy, defensive, and difficult to deal with. I paid extra for a rush on ordering a new dress and the dress came a week later than promised. The second dress I ordered was of lesser quality than the first. I am not complaining about having not been issued a refund on my first dress. After all, Mariella requires you to sign for the dress size that is ordered. I do feel, though, that Mariella should have suggested a larger size to start with (I was surprised that the OWNER measured me and was not adamant about ordering a size up. She kind of left it up to me, and SHE is the expert, though she did not act like one). Going through having to order a second dress with Mariella's on a time crunch was difficult. They were not pleased with having to answer my questions and were definitely not the friendly faces I encountered ordering the first dress. Brides-to-be: I would suggest going to a more professional bridal boutique. Brides-to-be: I would suggest going to a more professional bridal boutique.

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Though Mariella was pleasant to deal with in the beginning, after having had a problem with the first dress I purchased, her customer service was less than stellar. Staff was rude, stuffy, defensive, and difficult to deal with. I paid extra for a rush on ordering a new dress and the dress came a week later than promised. Being an out of state bridesmaid did not please them. they kept insisting that I drive 2.5 hours from NY for alterations to put gussets in the dress. My seamstress in NY said gussets would look horrendous. The ladies in the shop went on to insult my seamstress whom my family has used for years suggesting that she may be unfit to do the job. We ordered a second dress at my seamstress' Though Mariella was pleasant to deal with in the beginning, after having had a problem with the first dress I purchased, her customer service was less than stellar. Staff was rude, stuffy, defensive, and difficult to deal with. I paid extra for a rush on ordering a new dress and the dress came a week later than promised. The second dress I ordered was of lesser quality than the first. I am not complaining about having not been issued a refund on my first dress. After all, Mariella requires you to sign for the dress size that is ordered. I do feel, though, that Mariella should have suggested a larger size to start with (I was surprised that the OWNER measured me and was not adamant about ordering a size up. She kind of left it up to me, and SHE is the expert, though she did not act like one). Going through having to order a second dress with Mariella's on a time crunch was difficult. They were not pleased with having to answer my questions and were definitely not the friendly faces I encountered ordering the first dress. Brides-to-be: I would suggest going to a more professional bridal boutique.The second dress I ordered was of lesser quality than the first. I am not complaining about having not been issued a refund on my first dress. After all, Mariella requires you to sign for the dress size that is ordered. I do feel, though, that Mariella should have suggested a larger size to start with (I was surprised that the OWNER measured me and was not adamant about ordering a size up. She kind of left it up to me, and SHE is the expert, though she did not act like one). Going through having to order a second dress with Mariella's on a time crunch was difficult. They were not pleased with having to answer my questions and were definitely not the friendly faces I encountered ordering the first dress. Also, just today I found out that the hip size I measured for is a size 18. They ordered me a 14, which Mariella said may be snug but would fit fine, and did suggest order a 16. I wound up ordering an 18 the second time around, and my seamstress in NY took it in everywhere else. Had i known that I fell in the 18 range hip wise, I would have made a different decision. Mariella did not handle it right. She said i Though Mariella was pleasant to deal with in the beginning, after having had a problem with the first dress I purchased, her customer service was less than stellar. Staff was rude, stuffy, defensive, and difficult to deal with. I paid extra for a rush on ordering a new dress and the dress came a week later than promised. The second dress I ordered was of lesser quality than the first. I am not complaining about having not been issued a refund on my first dress. After all, Mariella requires you to sign for the dress size that is ordered. I do feel, though, that Mariella should have suggested a larger size to start with (I was surprised that the OWNER measured me and was not adamant about ordering a size up. She kind of left it up to me, and SHE is the expert, though she did not act like one). Going through having to order a second dress with Mariella's on a time crunch was difficult. They were not pleased with having to answer my questions and were definitely not the friendly faces I encountered ordering the first dress. Brides-to-be: I would suggest going to a more professional bridal boutique. Brides-to-be: I would suggest going to a more professional bridal boutique.

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I had an excellent experience at Mariella's. I had multiple recommendations and I was glad that I listened to friends. I found their selection to be excellent and the staff very knowledgable.

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I had an excellent experience at Mariella's. I had multiple recommendations and I was glad that I listened to friends. I found their selection to be excellent and the staff very knowledgable.

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Dear Mariella & all of your wonderful staff- Just wanted to thank you again for all you help with my dress, the briedesmaids & my moms dress at my wedding-

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Dear Mariella & all of your wonderful staff- Just wanted to thank you again for all you help with my dress, the briedesmaids & my moms dress at my wedding-

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This place is great! Customer service is outstanding! I purchased my wedding dress over 20 years ago there...

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This place is great! Customer service is outstanding! I purchased my wedding dress over 20 years ago there...

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The service at Mariella's Creations is extraordinary. They went above and beyond to help me pick out the right dress for me. I went there three times, including one time unannounced and they catered to me like a princess. And the dresses

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The service at Mariella's Creations is extraordinary. They went above and beyond to help me pick out the right dress for me. I went there three times, including one time unannounced and they catered to me like a princess. And the dresses

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Mariella Creations is an excellent place to buy a dress for a prom, wedding, or special event. Mariella treated me wonderfully, in fact, I'm going to go pick up my dress from her today. She made sure that my decision on a gown was the one

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Mariella Creations is an excellent place to buy a dress for a prom, wedding, or special event. Mariella treated me wonderfully, in fact, I'm going to go pick up my dress from her today. She made sure that my decision on a gown was the one

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If I could give Mariella Creation's a negative score I would in a heart beat. Dealing with this store for my wedding dress was a mistake and a disaster. The first dress I tried on there I feel in love with, but I needed to go to other stores to try on other dresses. They were not very happy when I did not immediately want to buy the dress. This was my first experience, I brushed it aside and continued to work with the store (I bought that first dress).

One night I went to the store to obtain a swatch (since my dress was off white) and I wanted to use it for tux shopping. My fiancee was standing right next to me and I told them who he was and that the dress should be a surprise. Of course the woman brings the sample of my dress down from upstairs comes up to me and my fiance and says here is your dress, I just need to go and get you a swatch. There went the surprise of my dress.

My first fitting was fine. The dress fit perfectly except in the butt and thighs. I even took a picture. I watched the scale like a hawk and did not gain an ounce between that first fitting and my wedding day. At my second fitting, the dress could not even be zipped. I was told I was either bloated or gained weight. I was also told to come back in 2 weeks to try it again. I came back in two weeks still the same weight and the dress did not fit. At the third fitting they let the dress out so that it could be zipped. Of course at that point the chest was too big, so the owner pinned it for the alterations (including adding cups to my bra). At the fourth fitting no work was done from the third fitting, meaning the chest was still not fitting. I could not believe it because the owner even did the pinning (and there were two weeks between my third and fourth fitting). I made them do the alterations while I waited. I was told I needed to come for a fifth fitting once the lace was fixed.

At the fifth fitting I complained about all of my issues. I even tried to show them pictures from my first fitting. The owner told me I gained weight from my first fitting to my second and she could prove it with the chest measurements from my fourth fitting. My first fitting measurements did not include the cups that they added to my bra and if that was the only measurement that changed then that does not proof I gained weight. They did not want to hear it and the owner could only say my chest size changed.

I had to pay an extreme amount for alternations, when one of the workers told me at the first fitting that I would not have to pay much, since it fit almost perfect. I was put down by saying I gained weight and/or was bloated. I had to travel 50 minutes one way for each fitting. And I did not like the end result of the alternations to my dress.

I REGRET WORKING WITH MARIELLAS CREATIONS AND WILL NEVER MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN!!!!

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If I could give Mariella Creation's a negative score I would in a heart beat. Dealing with this store for my wedding dress was a mistake and a disaster. The first dress I tried on there I feel in love with, but I needed to go to other stores to try on other dresses. They were not very happy when I did not immediately want to buy the dress. This was my first experience, I brushed it aside and continued to work with the store (I bought that first dress).

One night I went to the store to obtain a swatch (since my dress was off white) and I wanted to use it for tux shopping. My fiancee was standing right next to me and I told them who he was and that the dress should be a surprise. Of course the woman brings the sample of my dress down from upstairs comes up to me and my fiance and says here is your dress, I just need to go and get you a swatch. There went the surprise of my dress.

My first fitting was fine. The dress fit perfectly except in the butt and thighs. I even took a picture. I watched the scale like a hawk and did not gain an ounce between that first fitting and my wedding day. At my second fitting, the dress could not even be zipped. I was told I was either bloated or gained weight. I was also told to come back in 2 weeks to try it again. I came back in two weeks still the same weight and the dress did not fit. At the third fitting they let the dress out so that it could be zipped. Of course at that point the chest was too big, so the owner pinned it for the alterations (including adding cups to my bra). At the fourth fitting no work was done from the third fitting, meaning the chest was still not fitting. I could not believe it because the owner even did the pinning (and there were two weeks between my third and fourth fitting). I made them do the alterations while I waited. I was told I needed to come for a fifth fitting once the lace was fixed.

At the fifth fitting I complained about all of my issues. I even tried to show them pictures from my first fitting. The owner told me I gained weight from my first fitting to my second and she could prove it with the chest measurements from my fourth fitting. My first fitting measurements did not include the cups that they added to my bra and if that was the only measurement that changed then that does not proof I gained weight. They did not want to hear it and the owner could only say my chest size changed.

I had to pay an extreme amount for alternations, when one of the workers told me at the first fitting that I would not have to pay much, since it fit almost perfect. I was put down by saying I gained weight and/or was bloated. I had to travel 50 minutes one way for each fitting. And I did not like the end result of the alternations to my dress.

I REGRET WORKING WITH MARIELLAS CREATIONS AND WILL NEVER MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN!!!!

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If I could give Mariella Creation's a negative score I would in a heart beat. Dealing with this store for my wedding dress was a mistake and a disaster. The first dress I tried on there I feel in love with, but I needed to go to other

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If I could give Mariella Creation's a negative score I would in a heart beat. Dealing with this store for my wedding dress was a mistake and a disaster. The first dress I tried on there I feel in love with, but I needed to go to other

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I'm so glad I went here for my wedding dress. Mariella Creations has been fantastic through the whole process. I dealt with 2 other shops for dresses and they were horrific. I worked with a few different consultants and at no time did I feel pushed or pressured. They found the exact gown for me and had it custom made when other bridal shops (david's) told me that my dress didn't exsist. It was also HALF of what my budget was. For people complaining that they only had $1000 to spend and that no one wanted to help them.. that is BS. I spent $1000 on my dress and the service was amazing! My MOB also got her dress there during 1 of my fittings.
The people complaining are unreasonable. Maybe they should go to David's Bridal. I need my train to be steamed again because I caused some wrinkles before my wedding on 6/18....I'm bringing the dress back on a saturday to get it steamed again complimentary. WONDERFUL PLACE!!!! Would reccomend to everyone I know that plans on getting married!

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I'm so glad I went here for my wedding dress. Mariella Creations has been fantastic through the whole process. I dealt with 2 other shops for dresses and they were horrific. I worked with a few different consultants and at no time did I feel pushed or pressured. They found the exact gown for me and had it custom made when other bridal shops (david's) told me that my dress didn't exsist. It was also HALF of what my budget was. For people complaining that they only had $1000 to spend and that no one wanted to help them.. that is BS. I spent $1000 on my dress and the service was amazing! My MOB also got her dress there during 1 of my fittings.
The people complaining are unreasonable. Maybe they should go to David's Bridal. I need my train to be steamed again because I caused some wrinkles before my wedding on 6/18....I'm bringing the dress back on a saturday to get it steamed again complimentary. WONDERFUL PLACE!!!! Would reccomend to everyone I know that plans on getting married!

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I absolutely LOVED Mariella Creations, they were the first and only store I needed to go to. First of all, all of their dresses are GORGEOUS! I've never seen more perfect dresses and the selection is wonderful. They also took all the time in the world that I needed, no matter how many times I requested to try the same dresses on over and over.
I had brought in pictures of some dresses that I liked and tried a few on and ended up loving two in particular, but didn't know how to choose! They were all beautiful!
Dora, who I highly recommend, was fabulous! She left the room and, all on her own, returned with my DREAM dress. Everything I loved from the other two dresses in one and more. Everyone there was EXTREMELY friendly and knew exactly what they were doing.

One of my friend's is getting married this year as well and went to Mariella's and couldn't possibly decide, she ended up going back quite a few times until finding the perfect dress and EVERY time they were all VERY accommodating to her. So I find it VERY hard to believe any of these comments about being "rushed" or the people being "rude" because I never even got the slightest feeling of either.

I wouldn't listen to poor, pathetic people like this "Nicole D.", Mariella, because after looking through the reviews she's given other businesses, she hasn't given ONE good review to anyone. She's clearly just on here to make up mean things because she has nothing better to do with her life and it makes her feel important by saying you were losing her and her "LOTS of money". You don't need anyone like her anyways, and I find it very hard to even believe she ever stepped foot into your store to begin with because I can't see any poor sap wanting to marry a cold hearted girl such as herself.

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I absolutely LOVED Mariella Creations, they were the first and only store I needed to go to. First of all, all of their dresses are GORGEOUS! I've never seen more perfect dresses and the selection is wonderful. They also took all the time in the world that I needed, no matter how many times I requested to try the same dresses on over and over.
I had brought in pictures of some dresses that I liked and tried a few on and ended up loving two in particular, but didn't know how to choose! They were all beautiful!
Dora, who I highly recommend, was fabulous! She left the room and, all on her own, returned with my DREAM dress. Everything I loved from the other two dresses in one and more. Everyone there was EXTREMELY friendly and knew exactly what they were doing.

One of my friend's is getting married this year as well and went to Mariella's and couldn't possibly decide, she ended up going back quite a few times until finding the perfect dress and EVERY time they were all VERY accommodating to her. So I find it VERY hard to believe any of these comments about being "rushed" or the people being "rude" because I never even got the slightest feeling of either.

I wouldn't listen to poor, pathetic people like this "Nicole D.", Mariella, because after looking through the reviews she's given other businesses, she hasn't given ONE good review to anyone. She's clearly just on here to make up mean things because she has nothing better to do with her life and it makes her feel important by saying you were losing her and her "LOTS of money". You don't need anyone like her anyways, and I find it very hard to even believe she ever stepped foot into your store to begin with because I can't see any poor sap wanting to marry a cold hearted girl such as herself.

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I have been on the search for the perfect mother of the bride dress.
When I came to Mariella's I was introduced to Barbara, we connected immediately. Her honesty and professional eye for what looks good is exactly what I need. I feel I have made a friend at Mariella's and will keep going back knowing that Barbara will make every effort to help me find that perfect dress for my daughter's wedding.
Chris

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I have been on the search for the perfect mother of the bride dress.
When I came to Mariella's I was introduced to Barbara, we connected immediately. Her honesty and professional eye for what looks good is exactly what I need. I feel I have made a friend at Mariella's and will keep going back knowing that Barbara will make every effort to help me find that perfect dress for my daughter's wedding.
Chris

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My name is Mariella I am the owner of Mariella Creations and this is in response to the review written by Nicole D and Bridezilla B. I am disturbed to hear these reviews and for some reason I have a feeling they may not be legitimate and if they are I am very sorry for the way you feel. There are inconsistencies in the review because we do not take appt's for looking at bm's and our employees have been with us for a dozen years or more and NO ONE would ever say you needed an appt for bm's. In 39 yrs of business we have never ignored a bridal party. Our bridesmaids gowns are open to the public to view and look thru on your own.We always let you choose as many gowns as you would like to try on and make suggestions for styles to see because things have a tendcency to look better on than on a hanger. I don't understand the part that we flipped a switch on and followed them out the door begging for their business this sounds riduculous and something we would never do. We have not been in business for 39 yrs. by being rude, snobs and unhelpful. I can not tell you how many Mother's that we sold them their wedding gowns 25 years or more ago bringing their daughter's in to buy their gowns.What store in our area can brag about selling to a second generation of customers. We service approx.5000 people a year and if I receive a handful of complaints I think we are doing a great job but even those handful of people that may not be satisfied we still try every year to better our service and listen to our customers needs. I want to thank all my past customers who have defended us in these reviews and to all our customers for giving us the privledge to dress them on one of their most important days of their lives. To all my future cutomers please come in to our store and experience the Mariella experience and if we are the right store for you we are here to help you in what ever your needs maybe. If for some reason we are not the right store, there are so many wonderful stores in Ct. and I am sure you will find the right place to do business. Sincerely, Mariella

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My name is Mariella I am the owner of Mariella Creations and this is in response to the review written by Nicole D and Bridezilla B. I am disturbed to hear these reviews and for some reason I have a feeling they may not be legitimate and if they are I am very sorry for the way you feel. There are inconsistencies in the review because we do not take appt's for looking at bm's and our employees have been with us for a dozen years or more and NO ONE would ever say you needed an appt for bm's. In 39 yrs of business we have never ignored a bridal party. Our bridesmaids gowns are open to the public to view and look thru on your own.We always let you choose as many gowns as you would like to try on and make suggestions for styles to see because things have a tendcency to look better on than on a hanger. I don't understand the part that we flipped a switch on and followed them out the door begging for their business this sounds riduculous and something we would never do. We have not been in business for 39 yrs. by being rude, snobs and unhelpful. I can not tell you how many Mother's that we sold them their wedding gowns 25 years or more ago bringing their daughter's in to buy their gowns.What store in our area can brag about selling to a second generation of customers. We service approx.5000 people a year and if I receive a handful of complaints I think we are doing a great job but even those handful of people that may not be satisfied we still try every year to better our service and listen to our customers needs. I want to thank all my past customers who have defended us in these reviews and to all our customers for giving us the privledge to dress them on one of their most important days of their lives. To all my future cutomers please come in to our store and experience the Mariella experience and if we are the right store for you we are here to help you in what ever your needs maybe. If for some reason we are not the right store, there are so many wonderful stores in Ct. and I am sure you will find the right place to do business. Sincerely, Mariella

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My mother and I had gone into the store looking for my wedding dress and it was by far the best experience i've had at any store. The consultants were very kind and patient with my "bridezilla" tendencies. She helped pick out the prettiest dresses within my budget and helped me try them all on. I instantly had that "Special Bride Feeling" unlike other stores. The consultants told me how beautiful i looked in my dress and couldn't wait to hear the details of my wedding! She genuinely cared about what i had to say.
After i bought the dress, i took my bridesmaids into Mariella's to pick out their dresses. I could have gone to other stores and had picked out cheaper dresses that look similar. However, their dresses had such great quality and accommodated to the needs of everyone! They had the same bridesmaid dress in every size, considering that some of my friends are very sensitive of their size when trying on clothes. The dresses gave me my "perfect" wedding that i had always wanted. Get your dream wedding here!!!

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My mother and I had gone into the store looking for my wedding dress and it was by far the best experience i've had at any store. The consultants were very kind and patient with my "bridezilla" tendencies. She helped pick out the prettiest dresses within my budget and helped me try them all on. I instantly had that "Special Bride Feeling" unlike other stores. The consultants told me how beautiful i looked in my dress and couldn't wait to hear the details of my wedding! She genuinely cared about what i had to say.
After i bought the dress, i took my bridesmaids into Mariella's to pick out their dresses. I could have gone to other stores and had picked out cheaper dresses that look similar. However, their dresses had such great quality and accommodated to the needs of everyone! They had the same bridesmaid dress in every size, considering that some of my friends are very sensitive of their size when trying on clothes. The dresses gave me my "perfect" wedding that i had always wanted. Get your dream wedding here!!!

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This place is great! Customer service is outstanding! I purchased my wedding dress over 20 years ago there...My daughter has purchased 2 prom dress there and looking forward to a 3rd this 2011.

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This place is great! Customer service is outstanding! I purchased my wedding dress over 20 years ago there...My daughter has purchased 2 prom dress there and looking forward to a 3rd this 2011.

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I was very dissapointed in my visit to Mariella's. I had heard that Mariella's was a wonderful experience that made you leave feeling "special." I think I would have been devastated if this experience had been my first. I was introduced to Nella who rushed me upstairs, and asked me a few questions. Since I had been dress shopping before, I let her know what I was looking for. I think it is when I said my price range was around $1000 that things went downhill. She rushed around pulling things out and took me into the dressing room pulling dresses on and off my head acting completely uninterested. When I was done, she said "I think thats all we have in your price range." ( I had just been to a store in Portland CT and tried on 12 dresses within the same price range) She left me in the room with a bra on that I could not unhook and had to call my mom over to help. Not once did she ask anything about the wedding, place, nothing. I was in and out of there in 20 minutes. I know that Mariella's is "upscale" but there is nothing classy about treating customers this way. Like I said before I'm glad I had been to other shops before, I'll make sure that they get my measly $1000, as well as my bridesmaids and parent dresses.

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I was very dissapointed in my visit to Mariella's. I had heard that Mariella's was a wonderful experience that made you leave feeling "special." I think I would have been devastated if this experience had been my first. I was introduced to Nella who rushed me upstairs, and asked me a few questions. Since I had been dress shopping before, I let her know what I was looking for. I think it is when I said my price range was around $1000 that things went downhill. She rushed around pulling things out and took me into the dressing room pulling dresses on and off my head acting completely uninterested. When I was done, she said "I think thats all we have in your price range." ( I had just been to a store in Portland CT and tried on 12 dresses within the same price range) She left me in the room with a bra on that I could not unhook and had to call my mom over to help. Not once did she ask anything about the wedding, place, nothing. I was in and out of there in 20 minutes. I know that Mariella's is "upscale" but there is nothing classy about treating customers this way. Like I said before I'm glad I had been to other shops before, I'll make sure that they get my measly $1000, as well as my bridesmaids and parent dresses.

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Mariellas creations was a very pushy place. They do not take the time with you and make you feel very rushed. They also only let me try 10 dresses on before telling me that they dont have anymore size 12 to try on. They tried to persuade me to buy a dress without even trying it on. When I tried to look for more dresses the doors were shut in my face. Very awful experience. I ended up buying my dress at Harolds where the staff was great and would spend as much time with you as possible to make you happy.

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Mariellas creations was a very pushy place. They do not take the time with you and make you feel very rushed. They also only let me try 10 dresses on before telling me that they dont have anymore size 12 to try on. They tried to persuade me to buy a dress without even trying it on. When I tried to look for more dresses the doors were shut in my face. Very awful experience. I ended up buying my dress at Harolds where the staff was great and would spend as much time with you as possible to make you happy.

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I find the negative reviews in regards to this shop very surprising. I bought my wedding dress there, and my sister bought her dress from there, as well. My mother, for each wedding, bought her mother-of-the-bride dress from Mariella's, too. The staff was very accommodating, the selection fabulous, and the prices were reasonable and to be expected considering the lines they carried. The tailoring department is stellar. Due to certain religious guidelines, each of the dresses had to be altered in a particular way. The seamstress respected our religious beliefs, and at the same time caught the vision of our "dream dresses." If I could, I would always buy all of my special-occasion dresses from Mariella Creations! In fact, my cousin just informed she is getting married in August, and I will definitely guide her to this store.

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I find the negative reviews in regards to this shop very surprising. I bought my wedding dress there, and my sister bought her dress from there, as well. My mother, for each wedding, bought her mother-of-the-bride dress from Mariella's, too. The staff was very accommodating, the selection fabulous, and the prices were reasonable and to be expected considering the lines they carried. The tailoring department is stellar. Due to certain religious guidelines, each of the dresses had to be altered in a particular way. The seamstress respected our religious beliefs, and at the same time caught the vision of our "dream dresses." If I could, I would always buy all of my special-occasion dresses from Mariella Creations! In fact, my cousin just informed she is getting married in August, and I will definitely guide her to this store.

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awful awful awful. This place doesn't genuinely care about anyone that comes through their doors. They want your money and thats all. SAD!

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awful awful awful. This place doesn't genuinely care about anyone that comes through their doors. They want your money and thats all. SAD!

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I bought my wedding gown at Mariella's in October 2009. My shopping experience with consultant Sonya was wonderful and I highly recommend her! She was patient, conscious of my budget, and had a great positive energy throughout the appointment. I found my dream dress at a price I could afford after having been discouraged by what I found at other stores.

Unfortunately, when my dress came in March 2010, I had to wait a month to even get my first alterations appointment because they offer very limited evening and Saturday fittings so of course these fill up fast. Every time I came in for fittings I had to fight my way to the reception desk and flag down an indifferent staff member. They really, really need a waiting area with chairs.

During my appointment I experienced sheer frustration. When I purchased the dress I met with Mariella herself to discuss a custom alteration I wanted done to the dress and wanted to be sure it was possible, which she assured me it was. At my first fitting, the seamstress told me she didn't know anything about this customization but didn't think she could do it. I had to politely demand to see Mariella. When she arrived she said, I remember you, and proceeded to describe the exact opposite of the alteration I wanted. I then had to go through the whole thing all over again. A bride doesn't need or want anxiety over her dress 2 months before her wedding.

In the end, my dress turned out beautifully, but only because I fought tooth and nail throughout the alterations process to make sure I got what I wanted (and was paying for). And on my wedding day I was still having trouble with my bustier popping up and showing under the neckline of my dress, despite Mariella's having supposedly cut it down to prevent the problem.

Bottom line, once they get your money, they couldn't care less about the service they give you.

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I bought my wedding gown at Mariella's in October 2009. My shopping experience with consultant Sonya was wonderful and I highly recommend her! She was patient, conscious of my budget, and had a great positive energy throughout the appointment. I found my dream dress at a price I could afford after having been discouraged by what I found at other stores.

Unfortunately, when my dress came in March 2010, I had to wait a month to even get my first alterations appointment because they offer very limited evening and Saturday fittings so of course these fill up fast. Every time I came in for fittings I had to fight my way to the reception desk and flag down an indifferent staff member. They really, really need a waiting area with chairs.

During my appointment I experienced sheer frustration. When I purchased the dress I met with Mariella herself to discuss a custom alteration I wanted done to the dress and wanted to be sure it was possible, which she assured me it was. At my first fitting, the seamstress told me she didn't know anything about this customization but didn't think she could do it. I had to politely demand to see Mariella. When she arrived she said, I remember you, and proceeded to describe the exact opposite of the alteration I wanted. I then had to go through the whole thing all over again. A bride doesn't need or want anxiety over her dress 2 months before her wedding.

In the end, my dress turned out beautifully, but only because I fought tooth and nail throughout the alterations process to make sure I got what I wanted (and was paying for). And on my wedding day I was still having trouble with my bustier popping up and showing under the neckline of my dress, despite Mariella's having supposedly cut it down to prevent the problem.

Bottom line, once they get your money, they couldn't care less about the service they give you.

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Mariella Creations is an excellent place to buy a dress for a prom, wedding, or special event. Mariella treated me wonderfully, in fact, I'm going to go pick up my dress from her today. She made sure that my decision on a gown was the one I truly wanted, and had me try on several gowns of different styles. After all was said and done, she ordered the gown and it came in just days after.

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Mariella Creations is an excellent place to buy a dress for a prom, wedding, or special event. Mariella treated me wonderfully, in fact, I'm going to go pick up my dress from her today. She made sure that my decision on a gown was the one I truly wanted, and had me try on several gowns of different styles. After all was said and done, she ordered the gown and it came in just days after.

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My cousin is getting married out of state and we drove an hour and a half so I could get some measurements done since they are the only bridal store near me that sells the dress I'll be wearing. After someone finally emerged from the back room, my cousin explained the situation and we were informed very bluntly that they do not do complimentary measurements. She was not told this on the phone when she called, otherwise she wouldn't have traveled almost 3 hours to bring me, then well over an hour to get to Rocky Hill. We asked to try the dress on and were vaguely pointed in the right direction. We were displeased with the service, not to mention the dress here was almost $100 more than the dress at her bridal shop.

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My cousin is getting married out of state and we drove an hour and a half so I could get some measurements done since they are the only bridal store near me that sells the dress I'll be wearing. After someone finally emerged from the back room, my cousin explained the situation and we were informed very bluntly that they do not do complimentary measurements. She was not told this on the phone when she called, otherwise she wouldn't have traveled almost 3 hours to bring me, then well over an hour to get to Rocky Hill. We asked to try the dress on and were vaguely pointed in the right direction. We were displeased with the service, not to mention the dress here was almost $100 more than the dress at her bridal shop.

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I had an appointment with Mariella's last weekend to try on wedding dresses. The assistant helping on my appointment was wonderfully helpful, she helped picked some dresses that thought would like good on me and did not let me pick any dresses over my budget. I ended up purchasing dress #4 that I tried on, it fit beautifully and I felt like a gorgeous bride in it. The appointment overall was a great experience, the staff was friendly, patient and helpful and I left having purchased my dream wedding dress.

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I had an appointment with Mariella's last weekend to try on wedding dresses. The assistant helping on my appointment was wonderfully helpful, she helped picked some dresses that thought would like good on me and did not let me pick any dresses over my budget. I ended up purchasing dress #4 that I tried on, it fit beautifully and I felt like a gorgeous bride in it. The appointment overall was a great experience, the staff was friendly, patient and helpful and I left having purchased my dream wedding dress.

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I entered the store with a friend knowing what kind of dress I wanted to purchase and designer. Although I didnt find my dream wedding dress there due to a limited range of Eve of Milady gowns, my consultant Sonya was friendly and accommodating to my needs. She was patient and provided me with excellent service. It is not often that you walk into a store and are made to feel comfortable and not pressured to purchase a gown. I am considering purchasing my bridesmaids gowns from this store because I firmly believe they are reliable and organized. I cant give it 5 stars because i never purchased my bridal gown from the store and therefore didnt experience what they are like when it comes to alterations, getting dress in on time etc but from my experience I was thrilled. Good luck girls, I highly recommend.

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I entered the store with a friend knowing what kind of dress I wanted to purchase and designer. Although I didnt find my dream wedding dress there due to a limited range of Eve of Milady gowns, my consultant Sonya was friendly and accommodating to my needs. She was patient and provided me with excellent service. It is not often that you walk into a store and are made to feel comfortable and not pressured to purchase a gown. I am considering purchasing my bridesmaids gowns from this store because I firmly believe they are reliable and organized. I cant give it 5 stars because i never purchased my bridal gown from the store and therefore didnt experience what they are like when it comes to alterations, getting dress in on time etc but from my experience I was thrilled. Good luck girls, I highly recommend.

Pros: Excellent service, very knowledgable staff

Cons: none

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In response to the customer by the name of J.D. and her complaint of Mariella Creations. Mariella's bridal department is on the second floor if a bride needs a swatch there is no need for us to bring a wedding gown downstairs and obtain a swatch, all our swatches are on the second floor so I'm not sure why this bride would state that we would show her fiance her wedding gown? As stated by this bride when she came in for her first fitting her gown fit perfectly with the exception of her thigh and butt area which was too tight. The bride didn't want us to let out the thigh area because she wanted to lose a little weight. Because her gown fit perfect we did not do any alterations with the exception of a hem. When she came for the second fitting she couldn't even zipper the gown...so what does that mean....it fit the first time and not the second time and meanwhile the gown wasn't altered. What do you assume happened? Not to make a bride feel bad that she's gained weight we'll ask if it's that time of the month and is she's bloated? What else can we say? Each time a customer has a fitting we take their bust, waist and hip measurements because people gain weight and lose weight constantly. This bride did not want us to let her gown out at the second fitting because she wanted to lose weight. At the third fitting when she still hadn't lost weight and the gown had to be let out, I do her the favor of altering the gown while she waits because she comes from a distance and I want to accomadate her. When we let out the sides of the gown she than wants us to give her more of a bustline thats why we had to add cups to her bra to give her more fullness.At the first fitting she was only charged for hemming, when we had to let the gown out there was a letting out alteration fee. If she hadn't gained weight and the gown fit perfectly she would have only paid for a hem. What disappoints me is why bash our store we went out of our way to make her gown fit for her wedding.??? Mariella G. Perna President

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In response to the customer by the name of J.D. and her complaint of Mariella Creations. Mariella's bridal department is on the second floor if a bride needs a swatch there is no need for us to bring a wedding gown downstairs and obtain a swatch, all our swatches are on the second floor so I'm not sure why this bride would state that we would show her fiance her wedding gown? As stated by this bride when she came in for her first fitting her gown fit perfectly with the exception of her thigh and butt area which was too tight. The bride didn't want us to let out the thigh area because she wanted to lose a little weight. Because her gown fit perfect we did not do any alterations with the exception of a hem. When she came for the second fitting she couldn't even zipper the gown...so what does that mean....it fit the first time and not the second time and meanwhile the gown wasn't altered. What do you assume happened? Not to make a bride feel bad that she's gained weight we'll ask if it's that time of the month and is she's bloated? What else can we say? Each time a customer has a fitting we take their bust, waist and hip measurements because people gain weight and lose weight constantly. This bride did not want us to let her gown out at the second fitting because she wanted to lose weight. At the third fitting when she still hadn't lost weight and the gown had to be let out, I do her the favor of altering the gown while she waits because she comes from a distance and I want to accomadate her. When we let out the sides of the gown she than wants us to give her more of a bustline thats why we had to add cups to her bra to give her more fullness.At the first fitting she was only charged for hemming, when we had to let the gown out there was a letting out alteration fee. If she hadn't gained weight and the gown fit perfectly she would have only paid for a hem. What disappoints me is why bash our store we went out of our way to make her gown fit for her wedding.??? Mariella G. Perna President

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I went to Mariella Creations for a specific dress, was mislead as to accessories included in the purchase and was treated rudely when I picked the dress up. I had a great experience when I went to try it on in April but picking the dress up was a different story. They got the wrong size in, and they only way I could get the shawl sold to me with the dress in April was to contact the manufacturer.Had to have dress realtered after leaving the store. If you do get a dress there, make sure you get specifics and don't let them alter it.

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I went to Mariella Creations for a specific dress, was mislead as to accessories included in the purchase and was treated rudely when I picked the dress up. I had a great experience when I went to try it on in April but picking the dress up was a different story. They got the wrong size in, and they only way I could get the shawl sold to me with the dress in April was to contact the manufacturer.Had to have dress realtered after leaving the store. If you do get a dress there, make sure you get specifics and don't let them alter it.

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I went to Mariella's for my bridesmaids' dresses because they had the best selection and prices - even better than I could find on the internet when I compared cost plus alterations and pressing. 2 of my 4 bridesmaids were from out of town and only arrived in CT 2 days before the wedding. Mariella's was able to do the necessary alterations extremely quickly, and they got them right the first time! I was concerned that we would not have enough time to get the girls fitted for their dresses, but with on-site seamstresses, this bridal shop is able to do extremely fast and accurate alterations. I couldn't have been happier with the customer service and quality of the dresses. I would highly recommend this shop!!!

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I went to Mariella's for my bridesmaids' dresses because they had the best selection and prices - even better than I could find on the internet when I compared cost plus alterations and pressing. 2 of my 4 bridesmaids were from out of town and only arrived in CT 2 days before the wedding. Mariella's was able to do the necessary alterations extremely quickly, and they got them right the first time! I was concerned that we would not have enough time to get the girls fitted for their dresses, but with on-site seamstresses, this bridal shop is able to do extremely fast and accurate alterations. I couldn't have been happier with the customer service and quality of the dresses. I would highly recommend this shop!!!

Pros: Great selection, free hemming and strap alterations, free pressing, fair prices, speedy service

Cons: Shop can get quite busy and crowded

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This is the place I've chosen for my Wedding Gown, and my bridesmaids.

I'm finding everyone polite, attentive, professional and very knowledgeable. The sensitive honesty I am met with is especially appreciated concerning such an important decision for me, something I look for when I ask for an honest opinion.
Good, positive vibes.

My inlaws are local to Connecticut and were glad to hear I'd decided Marriella's.

I see what some of you feel about prices, and I was asked on visit one if I had a budget, so this has not been an issue for me at all.

Dresses are higher in price worldwide in the fashion market than they were ten years ago. (Do your homework and decide a budget before deciding on a dress, then stick to your budget).

I did see cheaper dresses in other stores, however they were simply not comparabile to the quality, fashion nor material substance of dresses in Mariella's.

Dresses of the same design/designer after the normal tweaking and hemming I will require often end up more expensive in other stores, or couldn't be done in time.

Mariella's fits my time restraints, budget, quality and professionalism needs, yet surpasses in my expectations of helpfulness when I seek their advice.

So far I haven't seen any flaws, nor noticed any of the negatives pointed out in other reviews on this site.
Considering I'm sensitive and very observant that's quite something.
My confidence has been boosted in Mariella's and my confidence in Mariella's Creations is high.

I will up-date this after the big day sometime.

Regardless of how negative or positive an opinion, it is just that, only an opinion.
Get in the door at Mariella's and see for yourself.
Best of Luck to all the other new brides!

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This is the place I've chosen for my Wedding Gown, and my bridesmaids.

I'm finding everyone polite, attentive, professional and very knowledgeable. The sensitive honesty I am met with is especially appreciated concerning such an important decision for me, something I look for when I ask for an honest opinion.
Good, positive vibes.

My inlaws are local to Connecticut and were glad to hear I'd decided Marriella's.

I see what some of you feel about prices, and I was asked on visit one if I had a budget, so this has not been an issue for me at all.

Dresses are higher in price worldwide in the fashion market than they were ten years ago. (Do your homework and decide a budget before deciding on a dress, then stick to your budget).

I did see cheaper dresses in other stores, however they were simply not comparabile to the quality, fashion nor material substance of dresses in Mariella's.

Dresses of the same design/designer after the normal tweaking and hemming I will require often end up more expensive in other stores, or couldn't be done in time.

Mariella's fits my time restraints, budget, quality and professionalism needs, yet surpasses in my expectations of helpfulness when I seek their advice.

So far I haven't seen any flaws, nor noticed any of the negatives pointed out in other reviews on this site.
Considering I'm sensitive and very observant that's quite something.
My confidence has been boosted in Mariella's and my confidence in Mariella's Creations is high.

I will up-date this after the big day sometime.

Regardless of how negative or positive an opinion, it is just that, only an opinion.
Get in the door at Mariella's and see for yourself.
Best of Luck to all the other new brides!

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My two sisters and I all enjoyed the very best service for our own bridal gowns as well as everything for our bridal parties. If you want a perfect wedding day, Mariella's is the only place.

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My two sisters and I all enjoyed the very best service for our own bridal gowns as well as everything for our bridal parties. If you want a perfect wedding day, Mariella's is the only place.

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My sister is planning a wedding for August 2006 so of course we went to a bunch of wedding shoppes. Mariella's was the first one we went to having heard wonderful reviews from others who have been to Mariella's. They definilty have beautiful dresses and the staff was very helpful in trying to find that "one dress" but it was hard to find a dress because it seemed that they priced high. The price includes all the alterations which might be why the sticker price seemed higher but we were able to find a better deal on a very similar dress. If you have the money I would recommend them but if you are tight on money, you might be able to find a better deal.

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My sister is planning a wedding for August 2006 so of course we went to a bunch of wedding shoppes. Mariella's was the first one we went to having heard wonderful reviews from others who have been to Mariella's. They definilty have beautiful dresses and the staff was very helpful in trying to find that "one dress" but it was hard to find a dress because it seemed that they priced high. The price includes all the alterations which might be why the sticker price seemed higher but we were able to find a better deal on a very similar dress. If you have the money I would recommend them but if you are tight on money, you might be able to find a better deal.

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I bought my bridesmaid's dresses from Mariella's in 2003. The upside is that they did have a large selection. There were a few downsides though. The prices were expensive. Also, the staff there were not very friendly or helpful. This may be because it was always busy. They really rushed us unto buying dresses so early and told us they might not arrive on time, when if fact they arrived months before the wedding. I would not recommend going there for any of your bridal needs.

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I bought my bridesmaid's dresses from Mariella's in 2003. The upside is that they did have a large selection. There were a few downsides though. The prices were expensive. Also, the staff there were not very friendly or helpful. This may be because it was always busy. They really rushed us unto buying dresses so early and told us they might not arrive on time, when if fact they arrived months before the wedding. I would not recommend going there for any of your bridal needs.

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If you are looking for a bridal gown, this is the place to go. The staff will help you first figure out what style you are looking for, then help you locate as many as they can. They know what looks good and what doesn't and are able to give experienced advice. Just watch the prices. They will bring you in a bunch of dresses in the style you want, but they also bring a wide price range.

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If you are looking for a bridal gown, this is the place to go. The staff will help you first figure out what style you are looking for, then help you locate as many as they can. They know what looks good and what doesn't and are able to give experienced advice. Just watch the prices. They will bring you in a bunch of dresses in the style you want, but they also bring a wide price range.

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