Eva's Bridal Of Illinois LTD

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  • 4811 W. 95th St

    Oak Lawn, IL 60453

    Cross street: 95th & Cicero

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  • 708-422-5599

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City Search is one of the best internet websites. It allows our brides to express their thoughts and opinions and review vendors they like and dislike. Vendors only hope that the reviewers are fair. We, at Eva's in Oak Lawn, strive to

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City Search is one of the best internet websites. It allows our brides to express their thoughts and opinions and review vendors they like and dislike. Vendors only hope that the reviewers are fair. We, at Eva's in Oak Lawn, strive to

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Great selection. Appointment time? One hour!!! I was still waiting to try on the dresses I'd pulled when Brianna (sweet girl) told me she needed to "clean the room" for her next appointment! I didn't realize appointment times are only one

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Great selection. Appointment time? One hour!!! I was still waiting to try on the dresses I'd pulled when Brianna (sweet girl) told me she needed to "clean the room" for her next appointment! I didn't realize appointment times are only one

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Horrible experience. They are only nice to you to get you to buy a dress. Once they have you, forget it. Worst ever. I am not a picky person, but this experience was really bad. I am a professional and these people are not. The owner

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Horrible experience. They are only nice to you to get you to buy a dress. Once they have you, forget it. Worst ever. I am not a picky person, but this experience was really bad. I am a professional and these people are not. The owner

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You would think since I got married in 1988 and got Terrible service and was treated horribly that Eva's would've changed! NOPE!!\r
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My only daughter is getting married in January and had the same HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE that I had 23 years

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You would think since I got married in 1988 and got Terrible service and was treated horribly that Eva's would've changed! NOPE!!\r
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My only daughter is getting married in January and had the same HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE that I had 23 years

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I've heard so many horror stories about Eva's Bridals I no longer refer brides there anymore. In truth, all brdal stores mark gowns up between 100 and 200% depending on their location, the wholesale cost of the gown and the commisions

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I've heard so many horror stories about Eva's Bridals I no longer refer brides there anymore. In truth, all brdal stores mark gowns up between 100 and 200% depending on their location, the wholesale cost of the gown and the commisions

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Brides, DO NOT SHOP HERE!!!! As the fiance of a bride to be who made the unfortunate decision to shop at Eva's Bridal of Oak Lawn, I can tell you that this dump has some of the worst customer service I haver ever witnessed. My fiance was

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Brides, DO NOT SHOP HERE!!!! As the fiance of a bride to be who made the unfortunate decision to shop at Eva's Bridal of Oak Lawn, I can tell you that this dump has some of the worst customer service I haver ever witnessed. My fiance was

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I purhcased my gown at Eva's in Oak Lawn and had my last fitting on Thursay night for my wedding November 1. I enjoyed every minute of my experience, from finding the gown to the pricing to my alterations and all in all great service. This

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I purhcased my gown at Eva's in Oak Lawn and had my last fitting on Thursay night for my wedding November 1. I enjoyed every minute of my experience, from finding the gown to the pricing to my alterations and all in all great service. This

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I went to this place thinking that i would be taken care of and that they were a really nice family owned business. I was told that they would work with me if anything ever happened. I purchased my dress and when they called and told me

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I went to this place thinking that i would be taken care of and that they were a really nice family owned business. I was told that they would work with me if anything ever happened. I purchased my dress and when they called and told me

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I had a great experience with this store. Kina was very patient and helpful. I purchased my bridal gown from the outlet at 50% off, but she serviced me as if I purchased a $10,000. I've shopped in a lot of bridal stores, but have not felt

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I had a great experience with this store. Kina was very patient and helpful. I purchased my bridal gown from the outlet at 50% off, but she serviced me as if I purchased a $10,000. I've shopped in a lot of bridal stores, but have not felt

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When I started looking for my dress, I first went to House of Brides. TERRIBLE SERVICE! Then my mom and I went to David's Bridals. The dresses were cheaply made. So based on recommendations, I went to Eva's with my MOH and a bridesmaid. We

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When I started looking for my dress, I first went to House of Brides. TERRIBLE SERVICE! Then my mom and I went to David's Bridals. The dresses were cheaply made. So based on recommendations, I went to Eva's with my MOH and a bridesmaid. We

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I had a more than pleasant experience at Eva's Bridal in Oak Lawn January 2009. I called for an appointment for the Maggie Sottero trunk show but they were booked solid from Fri - Mon with no appointments open. Luckily the attentive

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I had a more than pleasant experience at Eva's Bridal in Oak Lawn January 2009. I called for an appointment for the Maggie Sottero trunk show but they were booked solid from Fri - Mon with no appointments open. Luckily the attentive

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This shop has a beautiful assortment of dresses at reasonable prices. The staff was extremely nice. They stayed after hours cheerfully and went out of their way to make our shopping experience special.

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This shop has a beautiful assortment of dresses at reasonable prices. The staff was extremely nice. They stayed after hours cheerfully and went out of their way to make our shopping experience special.

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I was so impressed with this shop mainly because I felt Jan and Mary Ann were so professional and they seemed to care about me as a bride. I would recommend this shop to everyone. They were so personable.

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I was so impressed with this shop mainly because I felt Jan and Mary Ann were so professional and they seemed to care about me as a bride. I would recommend this shop to everyone. They were so personable.

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I went into Eva's Bridal on a Sunday afternoon. My fiance and I were just in the area and saw the dresses in the window. We went inside and made an appointment and within 10 minutes someone was helping us. I loved the dresses and after

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I went into Eva's Bridal on a Sunday afternoon. My fiance and I were just in the area and saw the dresses in the window. We went inside and made an appointment and within 10 minutes someone was helping us. I loved the dresses and after

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This was only supposed to be the first of many dress shopping trips. I had my mom and one of the bridesmaids with me. I brought in pages from magazines of the dresses that I liked. I was happy to find that they had several of them in the

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This was only supposed to be the first of many dress shopping trips. I had my mom and one of the bridesmaids with me. I brought in pages from magazines of the dresses that I liked. I was happy to find that they had several of them in the

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I went to Eva's bridals after searching for so many dresses, and knowing exactly what I wanted. I knew exactly what I wanted, but of course wanted to see if there was anything else. that's just me. I knew that I did want my original dress,

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I went to Eva's bridals after searching for so many dresses, and knowing exactly what I wanted. I knew exactly what I wanted, but of course wanted to see if there was anything else. that's just me. I knew that I did want my original dress,

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The first bridal salon I went to tried to "talk me into believing that the gown I tried on was "THE DRESS". I was still unsure and felt very pressured. Then I went to Eva's for my second appointment. Kasia was my sales attendant and was so

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The first bridal salon I went to tried to "talk me into believing that the gown I tried on was "THE DRESS". I was still unsure and felt very pressured. Then I went to Eva's for my second appointment. Kasia was my sales attendant and was so

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I have never felt as good as I felt shopping for my gown. The consultant was wonderful and knowledgeable, the selection was uncomparable, and the service was great. I purchase my gown in September, had me fitting in November and my wedding

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I have never felt as good as I felt shopping for my gown. The consultant was wonderful and knowledgeable, the selection was uncomparable, and the service was great. I purchase my gown in September, had me fitting in November and my wedding

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Selection of dresses is good. My mom and I went in with a price range, which we went over (of course), but it was worth it. I went in and said what I was looking for, and Mary Anne picked dresses based on what I told her I liked and on

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Selection of dresses is good. My mom and I went in with a price range, which we went over (of course), but it was worth it. I went in and said what I was looking for, and Mary Anne picked dresses based on what I told her I liked and on

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I had the best experience ever.. my consultant maryann .. she is the greatest. It felt like i knew her all my life. Very helpful i found my dream dress....

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I had the best experience ever.. my consultant maryann .. she is the greatest. It felt like i knew her all my life. Very helpful i found my dream dress....

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I lost several garments in the Eva's Bridal fire on 11/17/10 and have spoken to Ronia (the owner) a couple of times on the phone regarding how this matter would be handled. On all occasions she had a different story and even went so far as

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I lost several garments in the Eva's Bridal fire on 11/17/10 and have spoken to Ronia (the owner) a couple of times on the phone regarding how this matter would be handled. On all occasions she had a different story and even went so far as

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This is a great shop to go to if you're getting married! I came in here after I got engaged with the intent to get an idea of wedding dress styles and bought the second one I tried on! I was a walk in and they waited on me with no problem.

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This is a great shop to go to if you're getting married! I came in here after I got engaged with the intent to get an idea of wedding dress styles and bought the second one I tried on! I was a walk in and they waited on me with no problem.

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I just wanted to put in my two cents about Eva's Bridal in Oak Lawn. It's been an emotional time to order a dress from them - about 2 weeks before my dress was to arrive, the place burned down. Then they moved twice into different

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I just wanted to put in my two cents about Eva's Bridal in Oak Lawn. It's been an emotional time to order a dress from them - about 2 weeks before my dress was to arrive, the place burned down. Then they moved twice into different

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I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with Eva's when I was getting married. They took our money and never came through with my dress. After weeks and weeks of calling them we finally got our money back that was after they were

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I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with Eva's when I was getting married. They took our money and never came through with my dress. After weeks and weeks of calling them we finally got our money back that was after they were

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Great Overall I was hesitant in visiting after reading so many bad reviews for this location. I have visited a few bridal boutiques and Eva's had a great selection of what I was looking for. I highly recommend making an appointment and if

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Great Overall I was hesitant in visiting after reading so many bad reviews for this location. I have visited a few bridal boutiques and Eva's had a great selection of what I was looking for. I highly recommend making an appointment and if

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I only write negative reviews when I go somewhere that makes a definite impression on me, and Eva's did. Eva's was the first place I went to try on wedding dresses, and I was paired with a harsh and unfriendly sales associate. On my

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I only write negative reviews when I go somewhere that makes a definite impression on me, and Eva's did. Eva's was the first place I went to try on wedding dresses, and I was paired with a harsh and unfriendly sales associate. On my

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I had the best experience ever.. my consultant maryann .. she is the greatest. It felt like i knew her all my life. Very helpful i found my dream dress....

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I had the best experience ever.. my consultant maryann .. she is the greatest. It felt like i knew her all my life. Very helpful i found my dream dress....

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The first bridal salon I went to tried to "talk me into believing that the gown I tried on was "THE DRESS". I was still unsure and felt very pressured. Then I went to Eva's for my second appointment. Kasia was my sales attendant and was so helpful. I had looked online at so many dresses and one of them was the one she had me try on. It was perfect! There was no pressure on her part and she advised me of the best type of dresses according to my figure. She is the BEST! I will definitely be back with my bridesmaids for their dresses also.

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The first bridal salon I went to tried to "talk me into believing that the gown I tried on was "THE DRESS". I was still unsure and felt very pressured. Then I went to Eva's for my second appointment. Kasia was my sales attendant and was so helpful. I had looked online at so many dresses and one of them was the one she had me try on. It was perfect! There was no pressure on her part and she advised me of the best type of dresses according to my figure. She is the BEST! I will definitely be back with my bridesmaids for their dresses also.

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I never write reviews but literally just joined citysearch so I could write this one. I just called Eva's to ask about a bridesmaid dress. The woman who answered was extremely rude and continued to cut me off without letting me get a word

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I never write reviews but literally just joined citysearch so I could write this one. I just called Eva's to ask about a bridesmaid dress. The woman who answered was extremely rude and continued to cut me off without letting me get a word

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When I came in to try on and subsequently purchase my dress, you took my measurements and determined that I would need a size 10 dress. Size 10. I am 51 and at the time weighed about 125 lbs. I wore (and still do) a size 34B bra.

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When I came in to try on and subsequently purchase my dress, you took my measurements and determined that I would need a size 10 dress. Size 10. I am 51 and at the time weighed about 125 lbs. I wore (and still do) a size 34B bra.

Pros: the gowns were fairly priced

Cons: completey untrustworthy

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I have never felt as good as I felt shopping for my gown. The consultant was wonderful and knowledgeable, the selection was uncomparable, and the service was great. I purchase my gown in September, had me fitting in November and my wedding was last Sunday. As busy as they are, they still offer you the old fashioned service. You know what to expect and when to expect it. Everything is marked on your receipt. I have never seen so many beautiful gowns and I have shopped everywhere. Thank you Evas and all our staff. I wish you the best of holidays for making my feel so good at all times.

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I have never felt as good as I felt shopping for my gown. The consultant was wonderful and knowledgeable, the selection was uncomparable, and the service was great. I purchase my gown in September, had me fitting in November and my wedding was last Sunday. As busy as they are, they still offer you the old fashioned service. You know what to expect and when to expect it. Everything is marked on your receipt. I have never seen so many beautiful gowns and I have shopped everywhere. Thank you Evas and all our staff. I wish you the best of holidays for making my feel so good at all times.

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Eva's in Oak Lawn saved my life. I had been there months ago and ordered my gown elsewhere because I was quoted a lower price by another bridal store. Well...my wedding is September 14 and no gown. I went back to Eva's in Oak Lawn, with my head between my knees, explained to them my situation and asked them to help me out. They called the designer and had my gown in their store within forty eight hours. That other store....well, I'm still fighting for my deposit and they still blame the designer for their late delivery. So, ladies, if you're just shopping price, good luck to you. The only reason why other stores would beat Evas price is obviously because they desperatey need your money to pay their bills...not to deliver your gown. I would have mentioned the other store's name that stole my money, but I'm still hoping they would give me my deposit back.

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Eva's in Oak Lawn saved my life. I had been there months ago and ordered my gown elsewhere because I was quoted a lower price by another bridal store. Well...my wedding is September 14 and no gown. I went back to Eva's in Oak Lawn, with my head between my knees, explained to them my situation and asked them to help me out. They called the designer and had my gown in their store within forty eight hours. That other store....well, I'm still fighting for my deposit and they still blame the designer for their late delivery. So, ladies, if you're just shopping price, good luck to you. The only reason why other stores would beat Evas price is obviously because they desperatey need your money to pay their bills...not to deliver your gown. I would have mentioned the other store's name that stole my money, but I'm still hoping they would give me my deposit back.

Pros: Evas in Oak Lawn saved my life.

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The upcomming wedding is out of state. After many trip to other salons,we kept comming up empty. Not only were we having a problem finding "the one", we were dissappointed with bridesmaid dresses as well. Once we stepped into Eva's, that all changed. Not only are these ladies knowledgeable, the are fun too. They turned a frustating experience into somthing to look forward to. Thanks to Eve's, my wedding planning isn't so overwhelming! Ladies, YOU ARE THE BEST!

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The upcomming wedding is out of state. After many trip to other salons,we kept comming up empty. Not only were we having a problem finding "the one", we were dissappointed with bridesmaid dresses as well. Once we stepped into Eva's, that all changed. Not only are these ladies knowledgeable, the are fun too. They turned a frustating experience into somthing to look forward to. Thanks to Eve's, my wedding planning isn't so overwhelming! Ladies, YOU ARE THE BEST!

Pros: They really know their there stuff!!!

Cons: Couldn't find a thing wrong

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The sales staff at Eva's turned what should have been a joyous experience into the most frustrating, disappointing, and exhausting day that we've ever experienced. Warning! They use bait-and-switch techniques, they do no not honor their quotes, they will add fees on the back end to make up any discounts quoted, and GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING...they do! They'll make you sign an agreement that takes all liability off of them. This makes you wonder why they have to protect themselves so intensely. We found out why with our experience. I have formally filed a complaint with the Better Busines. B.

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The sales staff at Eva's turned what should have been a joyous experience into the most frustrating, disappointing, and exhausting day that we've ever experienced. Warning! They use bait-and-switch techniques, they do no not honor their quotes, they will add fees on the back end to make up any discounts quoted, and GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING...they do! They'll make you sign an agreement that takes all liability off of them. This makes you wonder why they have to protect themselves so intensely. We found out why with our experience. I have formally filed a complaint with the Better Busines. B.

Cons: Lack of professinalism and poor customer service

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I have been there for more than six years, and have worked in several bridal salons prior to that. I realize that this board is only for customers, but could not stop myself from writing the following: Please believe me when I say everyone at Eva's bridal works very hard to satisy our customers and make their experience a happy and memorable one. We service more than 300 brides per month and are one of the busiest salons in the country according to all the manufacturers. These brides continue to support us and visit our salon because of our reputation, service and selection.The negative reviews that are written do not reflect our service or the number of happy brides we do service.. The owner, Ronia, a third generation and granddaughter of Eva herself, is in the store seven days a week, working hard and making sure that every visit to her store is a special one. This is the old fashioned service that you don't see anymore but only hear about.

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I have been there for more than six years, and have worked in several bridal salons prior to that. I realize that this board is only for customers, but could not stop myself from writing the following: Please believe me when I say everyone at Eva's bridal works very hard to satisy our customers and make their experience a happy and memorable one. We service more than 300 brides per month and are one of the busiest salons in the country according to all the manufacturers. These brides continue to support us and visit our salon because of our reputation, service and selection.The negative reviews that are written do not reflect our service or the number of happy brides we do service.. The owner, Ronia, a third generation and granddaughter of Eva herself, is in the store seven days a week, working hard and making sure that every visit to her store is a special one. This is the old fashioned service that you don't see anymore but only hear about.

Cons: none

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i would give it no starts if i could most of the staff is rude nobody ever returns phone calls, over priced compared to other bridal shops

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i would give it no starts if i could most of the staff is rude nobody ever returns phone calls, over priced compared to other bridal shops

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My sister got married 2 years ago. We went dress shopping only 2 months before her wedding and ended up being turned down by 2-3 bridal shops in the area. ??Not enough time to order!?- they were saying?. Finally around 8.30 PM we walked it to Eva??s in Oak Lawn. Not only we found a huge selection of designer gowns, not only we were told we would get the dress on time but they stayed after hours until my sister found ??the one? she loved! She purchased the store sample that was in perfect condition.

She also did all her fittings at the store. Since she didn??t need that much they lowered the price of her alterations. Every single time we visited the store they were very friendly, professional and helpful.

I highly recommend Eva??s in Oak Lawn. I told all my girlfriends about this store and I already know this is going to be the first place I will visit once I am ready to look for my dream gown.
Thank you Eva??s!!!

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My sister got married 2 years ago. We went dress shopping only 2 months before her wedding and ended up being turned down by 2-3 bridal shops in the area. ??Not enough time to order!?- they were saying?. Finally around 8.30 PM we walked it to Eva??s in Oak Lawn. Not only we found a huge selection of designer gowns, not only we were told we would get the dress on time but they stayed after hours until my sister found ??the one? she loved! She purchased the store sample that was in perfect condition.

She also did all her fittings at the store. Since she didn??t need that much they lowered the price of her alterations. Every single time we visited the store they were very friendly, professional and helpful.

I highly recommend Eva??s in Oak Lawn. I told all my girlfriends about this store and I already know this is going to be the first place I will visit once I am ready to look for my dream gown.
Thank you Eva??s!!!

Pros: Best selection ! Great service!

Cons: None

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NO STARS FOR THIS TERRIBLE PLACE! Do Not go here! This is the worst place to shop for the happiest day of your life. I have been in 2 weddings, 2 months apart... the 1st wedding they altered the BRIDES dress too small, and told the bride she got fat! (Literally stood there and said "we no alter wrong; you get fat- you big girl!) The 2nd one, they cut my dress uneven at the top & made all of the bridesmaids and flower girls order 2 sizes too big (claiming the gowns were "made smaller" than all the others). Not to mention they are very rude and snotty to all of their customers. When I was going to go here for my own wedding 3 yrs ago, they were the same way- They have quite the reputation for ruining your spirits! I would only reccomend this place to the devil!

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NO STARS FOR THIS TERRIBLE PLACE! Do Not go here! This is the worst place to shop for the happiest day of your life. I have been in 2 weddings, 2 months apart... the 1st wedding they altered the BRIDES dress too small, and told the bride she got fat! (Literally stood there and said "we no alter wrong; you get fat- you big girl!) The 2nd one, they cut my dress uneven at the top & made all of the bridesmaids and flower girls order 2 sizes too big (claiming the gowns were "made smaller" than all the others). Not to mention they are very rude and snotty to all of their customers. When I was going to go here for my own wedding 3 yrs ago, they were the same way- They have quite the reputation for ruining your spirits! I would only reccomend this place to the devil!

Pros: NO PRO'S

Cons: Worst Bridal Shop ever!

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Do not shop here! They sewed my dress inside out. Had to go for 3 fittings and when I went to pick it up it Smelled Like SMOKE! The Manager Ronia was very in professional and not willing to help! Many other brides complaining also. Despite a worker telling us they smoke in the back the manager denied. I flew in from Miami 3 times and this is was I get for trying to save money. No customer service and major disappointment for this Bride!!!!!

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Do not shop here! They sewed my dress inside out. Had to go for 3 fittings and when I went to pick it up it Smelled Like SMOKE! The Manager Ronia was very in professional and not willing to help! Many other brides complaining also. Despite a worker telling us they smoke in the back the manager denied. I flew in from Miami 3 times and this is was I get for trying to save money. No customer service and major disappointment for this Bride!!!!!

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Do not put a deposit down here! They will steal your money and pretend they don't have you on file. Then, when you attempt to contact someone about buying a veil or shoes with the deposit, they will claim they don't have you on file. The secretary, when asked what her last name was, said she didn't have a last name. The main sales lady, Lynda, yelled at my mother when my mother called to inquire about a veil.

Eva's Bridal of Oak Lawn is full of rude, unprofessional employees who don't return calls and steal your money.

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Do not put a deposit down here! They will steal your money and pretend they don't have you on file. Then, when you attempt to contact someone about buying a veil or shoes with the deposit, they will claim they don't have you on file. The secretary, when asked what her last name was, said she didn't have a last name. The main sales lady, Lynda, yelled at my mother when my mother called to inquire about a veil.

Eva's Bridal of Oak Lawn is full of rude, unprofessional employees who don't return calls and steal your money.

Pros: no pros

Cons: unfriendly, not helpful staff, store is unclean, unsightly

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I had a more than pleasant experience at Eva's Bridal in Oak Lawn January 2009. I called for an appointment for the Maggie Sottero trunk show but they were booked solid from Fri - Mon with no appointments open. Luckily the attentive receptionist heard disappointment in my voice so suggested I come a day early when the dresses arrived. I showed up on time and my consultant Cindy was ready to help. She asked for my budget and not 'how much do you plan on spending' like some bloggers claim. There is a reason for this....to keep you under budget, and not bring you a dress you may love and cannot afford. I tried on numerous dresses and appreciate the honesty when I was told a dress just didn't look right on me. This was my first time looking, I had no intentions of making a purchase but found 'The Dress.' It was what I described wearing to them when I walked in. Eva's ability to listen was the reason they found my dress. I didn't even like the dress when they brought it in and didn't want to try it on. My consultant Cindy then reminded me - 'this is exactly what you described to me you envisioned wearing when I asked you what you like.' She was right so I tried it on and didn't want to take it off. Never was I pressured for a purchase or told the price is one night only. They gave me time and space to make my decision since this was the 1st time looking. Everyone was more than patient, pleasant and helpful. I returned after the trunk show on Monday to show family my purchase since I went to look solo. Since I put down a deposit, they held the dress for me and didn't send it with the others from the trunk show. My consultant was off but Rania (store manager) was there. Not only did Rania remember me but also remember what dress I purchased and quickly went to retrieve it for me. A BIG Thank You to both Cindy and Rania for what I thought would be a stressful experience, relaxed and calm. I will definitely refer all to you both!!

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I had a more than pleasant experience at Eva's Bridal in Oak Lawn January 2009. I called for an appointment for the Maggie Sottero trunk show but they were booked solid from Fri - Mon with no appointments open. Luckily the attentive receptionist heard disappointment in my voice so suggested I come a day early when the dresses arrived. I showed up on time and my consultant Cindy was ready to help. She asked for my budget and not 'how much do you plan on spending' like some bloggers claim. There is a reason for this....to keep you under budget, and not bring you a dress you may love and cannot afford. I tried on numerous dresses and appreciate the honesty when I was told a dress just didn't look right on me. This was my first time looking, I had no intentions of making a purchase but found 'The Dress.' It was what I described wearing to them when I walked in. Eva's ability to listen was the reason they found my dress. I didn't even like the dress when they brought it in and didn't want to try it on. My consultant Cindy then reminded me - 'this is exactly what you described to me you envisioned wearing when I asked you what you like.' She was right so I tried it on and didn't want to take it off. Never was I pressured for a purchase or told the price is one night only. They gave me time and space to make my decision since this was the 1st time looking. Everyone was more than patient, pleasant and helpful. I returned after the trunk show on Monday to show family my purchase since I went to look solo. Since I put down a deposit, they held the dress for me and didn't send it with the others from the trunk show. My consultant was off but Rania (store manager) was there. Not only did Rania remember me but also remember what dress I purchased and quickly went to retrieve it for me. A BIG Thank You to both Cindy and Rania for what I thought would be a stressful experience, relaxed and calm. I will definitely refer all to you both!!

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city search is one of the best internet websites. It allows our brides to express their thoughts and opinions and review vendors they like and dislike. Vendors only hope that the reviewers are fair. We, at Eva's in Oak Lawn, strive to offer the best service from the moment you walk into our salon to the moment you walk down the isle. We are family owned, third generation business and offer our thanks to our customers that have been supporting us for almost fifty years, mothers and now their daughters, and grand daughters.
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city search is one of the best internet websites. It allows our brides to express their thoughts and opinions and review vendors they like and dislike. Vendors only hope that the reviewers are fair. We, at Eva's in Oak Lawn, strive to offer the best service from the moment you walk into our salon to the moment you walk down the isle. We are family owned, third generation business and offer our thanks to our customers that have been supporting us for almost fifty years, mothers and now their daughters, and grand daughters.
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I found my gown,,,finally. I have been all over and shopped everywhere. My mom refused to go with me any where any more and told me this was the last place. They had a trunk show by Justin Alexander and I found the most beautiful gown. Not only I found my dress, but my consultant was wonderful and the service was great. Granted they don't have the best decor, but who cares. Most stores I went to that had great decor did not give me the service I expected or help me find my gown. Linda was wonderful and very knowledgeable. She pulled my dress and told me this is the one. After trying on 20 she was right. My mom just loved her and so did I.

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I found my gown,,,finally. I have been all over and shopped everywhere. My mom refused to go with me any where any more and told me this was the last place. They had a trunk show by Justin Alexander and I found the most beautiful gown. Not only I found my dress, but my consultant was wonderful and the service was great. Granted they don't have the best decor, but who cares. Most stores I went to that had great decor did not give me the service I expected or help me find my gown. Linda was wonderful and very knowledgeable. She pulled my dress and told me this is the one. After trying on 20 she was right. My mom just loved her and so did I.

Pros: everything was great

Cons: none

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I purchased my gown during the midnite madness sale they had last Friday. I have been searching for that dress for months and they were the only store that had it. It's a Piccione gown. I would have flown anywhere to find it, but only Eva's had it. My consultant was patient and very knowlegeable. Even though she knew this is the dress I wanted, she still brought in other gowns and different styles to try on just to be sure. The store was very busy but eveyone seemed to be serviced and a consultant was assigned to each bride in each room. You expect this kind of atmosphere and service in an Oak Street store, but Eva's seemed to offer it to the brides as a matter of daily routine. Needless to say I was very impressed and would recommend that store to anyone. I do believe that some of these bad reviews that you read about them are written by fake brides. They wouldn't be that busy and have so many awards hanging in the reception area if any of these reviews were true and we were to believe them. The store did need a little vacuuming, but I went there late that evening and I don't see how they would have had the time to do if
they're so busy. Of course, you can find something wrong with anything if you look hard enough, but, honestly, I don't see how anyone can complain about that store.

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I purchased my gown during the midnite madness sale they had last Friday. I have been searching for that dress for months and they were the only store that had it. It's a Piccione gown. I would have flown anywhere to find it, but only Eva's had it. My consultant was patient and very knowlegeable. Even though she knew this is the dress I wanted, she still brought in other gowns and different styles to try on just to be sure. The store was very busy but eveyone seemed to be serviced and a consultant was assigned to each bride in each room. You expect this kind of atmosphere and service in an Oak Street store, but Eva's seemed to offer it to the brides as a matter of daily routine. Needless to say I was very impressed and would recommend that store to anyone. I do believe that some of these bad reviews that you read about them are written by fake brides. They wouldn't be that busy and have so many awards hanging in the reception area if any of these reviews were true and we were to believe them. The store did need a little vacuuming, but I went there late that evening and I don't see how they would have had the time to do if
they're so busy. Of course, you can find something wrong with anything if you look hard enough, but, honestly, I don't see how anyone can complain about that store.

Pros: great service, selection and the prices were wonderful too.

Cons: I can't think of anything

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Eva's is great, if you're not in any hurry to get your dress. They had a great selection of bridal gowns to choose from, and I found one I liked enough to buy. I was lucky enough to be there during a sale, and I got a fantastic price on a Maggie Sottero.

The problem came with the delivery of the dress. I purchased/ordered my dress at the end of February for my September 27 wedding. At that time, they told me the dress would arrive in July. "Great", I thought. When I didn't hear anything in July, I called the shop. Two days later, the manager called me to say I was scheduled for an August delivery. "Well, that will be ok", I thought to myself. Mid-August came and went with no call from Eva's. I called three times in the week of August 18th, and no one returned any of my calls. Finally I spoke with the manager the following week and she said it would be shipping August 22.

My dress finally arrived on September 8th - for my September 27th wedding. I kind of find this to be unacceptable, considering delivery time is typically 4-5 months. I waited over 6 1/2 months. Naturally I have taken my dress elsewhere for alterations, and it's going to be close. So I would say that I recommend Eva's for a good price, with the caveat that you allow more than ample time for delivery.

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Eva's is great, if you're not in any hurry to get your dress. They had a great selection of bridal gowns to choose from, and I found one I liked enough to buy. I was lucky enough to be there during a sale, and I got a fantastic price on a Maggie Sottero.

The problem came with the delivery of the dress. I purchased/ordered my dress at the end of February for my September 27 wedding. At that time, they told me the dress would arrive in July. "Great", I thought. When I didn't hear anything in July, I called the shop. Two days later, the manager called me to say I was scheduled for an August delivery. "Well, that will be ok", I thought to myself. Mid-August came and went with no call from Eva's. I called three times in the week of August 18th, and no one returned any of my calls. Finally I spoke with the manager the following week and she said it would be shipping August 22.

My dress finally arrived on September 8th - for my September 27th wedding. I kind of find this to be unacceptable, considering delivery time is typically 4-5 months. I waited over 6 1/2 months. Naturally I have taken my dress elsewhere for alterations, and it's going to be close. So I would say that I recommend Eva's for a good price, with the caveat that you allow more than ample time for delivery.

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To tell you the truth, I went to Eva's in Oak Lawn because of all the great reviews I read here. My wedding is this weekend and I am taking the time out to tell you about my experience in that store. I went in there on May 16 to look for my gown after I've been turned down by every store in the city. They were gracious and friendly, oh, and very knowledgeable as well, and helped me find my gown. It was a Stephen Yearick with some custom changes. Not only they were able to provide a sketch for my approval, but delivered the gown in less than six weeks. I've been there three times for my fittings and I have yet to see it "unclean". I don't work for that store and if you contact the designer, Stephen Yearick he'll remember my order I'm sure.
The ladies there are experienced and knowledgeable; the store is packed with beautiful gowns but always clean,;and business must be good because they're always busy. They've just expanded their location and opened a whole new cash and carry store next door, called "Eva's Dress For Less". Eva's saved my wedding and I'll forever be grateful. The one question I have for the woman that went there five times but still was not happy, why do you keep going back? Something made her go back so many times even though it was obviously more a waste of their time than hers. The fact that they waited on her so many times even though she never purchased only proves how professional and gracious they are!

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To tell you the truth, I went to Eva's in Oak Lawn because of all the great reviews I read here. My wedding is this weekend and I am taking the time out to tell you about my experience in that store. I went in there on May 16 to look for my gown after I've been turned down by every store in the city. They were gracious and friendly, oh, and very knowledgeable as well, and helped me find my gown. It was a Stephen Yearick with some custom changes. Not only they were able to provide a sketch for my approval, but delivered the gown in less than six weeks. I've been there three times for my fittings and I have yet to see it "unclean". I don't work for that store and if you contact the designer, Stephen Yearick he'll remember my order I'm sure.
The ladies there are experienced and knowledgeable; the store is packed with beautiful gowns but always clean,;and business must be good because they're always busy. They've just expanded their location and opened a whole new cash and carry store next door, called "Eva's Dress For Less". Eva's saved my wedding and I'll forever be grateful. The one question I have for the woman that went there five times but still was not happy, why do you keep going back? Something made her go back so many times even though it was obviously more a waste of their time than hers. The fact that they waited on her so many times even though she never purchased only proves how professional and gracious they are!

Pros: Good service

Cons: none

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I have been working with Eva's in Oak Lawn for the past six months planning my wedding. Everything went perfect. I am not an employee either. I'm just a happy a satisfied customer with every single aspect in that store. I have been to that salon so many times I can't tell you. Not just planning my wedding, but also my girlfriend from England who bought a Maggie Sottero gown there as well. I admit this is a busy place., but I have never seen it dirty...ever! The selection they have is in wide range of sizes and styles, including a whole room of plus sizes. I'm a plus size so I can speak out of experience as far as how many gowns I saw and tried on. May be because of their great customer service and their great selection of gowns that they are so busy. May be Miss "Peabody", who wrote this bad review about them, should take that into consideration when she describes that salon. By the way, referring to other brides and other customers as "a herd" is really disgusting. May be her obnoxious behaviour and horrible personality made the consultants at Eva's not want to wait on her. After all, when they are that good, they have the right to choose the customers they would like to service. I wouldn't want to wait on her either.

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I have been working with Eva's in Oak Lawn for the past six months planning my wedding. Everything went perfect. I am not an employee either. I'm just a happy a satisfied customer with every single aspect in that store. I have been to that salon so many times I can't tell you. Not just planning my wedding, but also my girlfriend from England who bought a Maggie Sottero gown there as well. I admit this is a busy place., but I have never seen it dirty...ever! The selection they have is in wide range of sizes and styles, including a whole room of plus sizes. I'm a plus size so I can speak out of experience as far as how many gowns I saw and tried on. May be because of their great customer service and their great selection of gowns that they are so busy. May be Miss "Peabody", who wrote this bad review about them, should take that into consideration when she describes that salon. By the way, referring to other brides and other customers as "a herd" is really disgusting. May be her obnoxious behaviour and horrible personality made the consultants at Eva's not want to wait on her. After all, when they are that good, they have the right to choose the customers they would like to service. I wouldn't want to wait on her either.

Pros: everything good

Cons: not one thing

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This is the best bridal salon you can find. If city search had ten starts I would have given it to that store. I agree it's not the most elegant around, but who cares. They have gowns that no other store in the entire Midwest have. They have a trunk show almost every weekend to preview collections that are a year away. The designers I called before I purchased my gown recommended that I go to that location. I did and found my gown that no other store had. They are very b usy and they may not be very "neat". So if you go there on a busy day and it's not "very clean", I'm sure you'll understand why. I met brides from Michigan and Canada when I went there to buy my gown. Imagine that!. I am not an employee there and if you need to email me you can. I love that place and I think every bride that's looking for something new, different, exclusive, wonderful, and at a great price, YOU SHOULD GO THERE AND IGNORE ALL THE OTHER STORES. To tell you the truth, I called the manager, Ronia, after I read some of the bad reviews and asked her how horrible the ladies at that store must feel when they read some of these lies. Every time I went there and two of my friends bought there, we have had nothing but the best. I told her that I felt really bad. She laughed and said that all they can do is to keep trying to do a good job, but that I MADE HER DAY AND EVERYONE ELSE THERE. Any way, for the volume this stores seems to be doing and the number of brides I see there every time I go in, the one or two or ten bad reviews don't mean anything. What is that... One day's volume out of 365? I truly believe that only bad competition writes anything nasty about Eva's in Oak Lawn. This is not far fetched. We all know about the nasty letters The House of Brides haS been circulating for years now and we all know what kind of a reputation House of Brides has. Who's to believe that any nasty review is for real? NOT ME!.

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This is the best bridal salon you can find. If city search had ten starts I would have given it to that store. I agree it's not the most elegant around, but who cares. They have gowns that no other store in the entire Midwest have. They have a trunk show almost every weekend to preview collections that are a year away. The designers I called before I purchased my gown recommended that I go to that location. I did and found my gown that no other store had. They are very b usy and they may not be very "neat". So if you go there on a busy day and it's not "very clean", I'm sure you'll understand why. I met brides from Michigan and Canada when I went there to buy my gown. Imagine that!. I am not an employee there and if you need to email me you can. I love that place and I think every bride that's looking for something new, different, exclusive, wonderful, and at a great price, YOU SHOULD GO THERE AND IGNORE ALL THE OTHER STORES. To tell you the truth, I called the manager, Ronia, after I read some of the bad reviews and asked her how horrible the ladies at that store must feel when they read some of these lies. Every time I went there and two of my friends bought there, we have had nothing but the best. I told her that I felt really bad. She laughed and said that all they can do is to keep trying to do a good job, but that I MADE HER DAY AND EVERYONE ELSE THERE. Any way, for the volume this stores seems to be doing and the number of brides I see there every time I go in, the one or two or ten bad reviews don't mean anything. What is that... One day's volume out of 365? I truly believe that only bad competition writes anything nasty about Eva's in Oak Lawn. This is not far fetched. We all know about the nasty letters The House of Brides haS been circulating for years now and we all know what kind of a reputation House of Brides has. Who's to believe that any nasty review is for real? NOT ME!.

Pros: Everything great, from selection to wide range of sizes to pricing

Cons: Too many choices

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Anyone that writes a good review for this store has to be working for them. If I too could only give this place a 1/2 star I would. If you want dirty, trashed gowns, older styles that fit no one normal, they're all either too big or way too small with nothing in between, then this is the place for you. I would never think to compare this to any other salon or boutique because NO ONE can be worse than this warehouse, I mean salon. And don't even get me started on the service. I made my appoitment a month in advance only to have to wait 45 minutes for a fitting room, while they allowed a heard of girls run mad through the store bringing more and more dresses into their fitting rooms. I was so disgusted with the service and quality of the gowns that I left without trying anything. Save yourself the gas it takes to this trashed place, there are many other salons in the Chicagoland area that would be much more helpful and have better quality gowns.

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Anyone that writes a good review for this store has to be working for them. If I too could only give this place a 1/2 star I would. If you want dirty, trashed gowns, older styles that fit no one normal, they're all either too big or way too small with nothing in between, then this is the place for you. I would never think to compare this to any other salon or boutique because NO ONE can be worse than this warehouse, I mean salon. And don't even get me started on the service. I made my appoitment a month in advance only to have to wait 45 minutes for a fitting room, while they allowed a heard of girls run mad through the store bringing more and more dresses into their fitting rooms. I was so disgusted with the service and quality of the gowns that I left without trying anything. Save yourself the gas it takes to this trashed place, there are many other salons in the Chicagoland area that would be much more helpful and have better quality gowns.

Pros: nothing!

Cons: far, dirty, dirty, flat out bad service, dirty......did I mention they're dirty?

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I purchased my gown at Eva's in Oak Lawn and had absolutely the most fun and wonderful experience ever. I can't believe anyone that has anything negative to say about this place. Every one there is so friendly and helpful. The consultants are so knowledgeable and experienced. They all seem to have been there for years and have such great teamwork. They were helping each other pull gowns that their brides might be interested in. Unbelievable teamwork! I shopped in almost every store in the city and suburbs. Eva's in Oak Lawn is the only store that I saw that "had gowns from lower end to couture and high end. A gown for every bride and every price range" as my consultant was telling me. What impressed most was not just the great selection, but the pride these consultants had in working in such a salon. They do offer you a first visit incentive discounted price, which might seem like a little of a pressure, but it is a great offer. You either take advantage of it or you don't. Since they seem to have every single gown and every single style in every single price range, I felt good about purchasing there.

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I purchased my gown at Eva's in Oak Lawn and had absolutely the most fun and wonderful experience ever. I can't believe anyone that has anything negative to say about this place. Every one there is so friendly and helpful. The consultants are so knowledgeable and experienced. They all seem to have been there for years and have such great teamwork. They were helping each other pull gowns that their brides might be interested in. Unbelievable teamwork! I shopped in almost every store in the city and suburbs. Eva's in Oak Lawn is the only store that I saw that "had gowns from lower end to couture and high end. A gown for every bride and every price range" as my consultant was telling me. What impressed most was not just the great selection, but the pride these consultants had in working in such a salon. They do offer you a first visit incentive discounted price, which might seem like a little of a pressure, but it is a great offer. You either take advantage of it or you don't. Since they seem to have every single gown and every single style in every single price range, I felt good about purchasing there.

Pros: Wonderful atmosphere

Cons: hundreds of gowns. A little too packed.

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Winner of "Best of City Search 2009, Eva's Bridals of Oak Lawn, not affiliated with Eva's in Orland Park, is one of the oldest bridal salons in the country, with three generations of bridal experience and knowledge. For over four decades, Eva's of Oak Lawn has been providing brides from all over the world with beautiful designer gowns, exceptional service and uncomparable prices; helping the brides find the gown of their dream at a price of a lifetime. Check our website for detail as well as weekly upcoming trunk shows and events. For the MONTH OF JUNE, we have been selected by these award winning designers to present their "Best of the Best" and 2010 newest collections, not available in any store, exclusively at Eva's in Oak Lawn. World famous award winning designers include: Anjolique, Jim Hjelm, Tara Keely designed by LAZARO, Enzoani Bridals, Kitty Chen Couture, Maggie Sottero, Rina Di Montella, Impression Couture, Stephen Yearick, Demetrios...and many more. "Love At First Sight" discounts on your fist time visit will be offered during these great events. See website for detail. Not applicable to prior purchase. Restrictions may apply. See office. UPCOMING TRUNK SHOWS AND EVENTS:

June 10-13: Tara keely designed by Lazaro.

June 17-20: Stephen Yearick/YSA Makino

Bring this invitation and you will receive 10-20% off duirng the month of June on any special bridal gown and bridesmaids order. Restrictions apply. See office for detail. See website at www.evasbridalsofoaklawn.com



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