Something Special For Someone

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240 Everett Ave

Wyckoff, NJ

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I went to Bridals by Something Special after having wonderful experiences at two other small shops. I admit I??m not a teeny bride, but I consider myself to be at the lower end of the plus-size spectrum. I currently wear a size 14/16.

My consultant at Bridals by Something Special pulled several gowns for me to try..... but I only got through 4 before calling it quits. The first two would not go on at all (we tried going over my head AND stepping into the dress with no luck). The third squeezed on , but looked awful. The fourth almost didn??t go on and was nearly impossible to get off again (I did panic for a moment that I might have to be cut out of the dress).

After that dress, I said, ??You know what, I think we??re just going to stop here.? The consultant didn??t try to deter me... simply saying, ??Ok sweetie. Sorry we couldn??t find you anything.? This led me to believe that she didn??t think that there was anything in the shop that would fit me either. I am eternally grateful that this was not my first stop when dress shopping, otherwise, I would have been left absolutely devastated by the experience.

This is a perfectly nice shop. The staff was polite and kind.... at least from what I was able to tell in my short visit. I wouldn??t necessarily tell anyone to NOT go there. But I recommend that any bride who may be sensitive about her size start somewhere else first.

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I went to Bridals by Something Special after having wonderful experiences at two other small shops. I admit I??m not a teeny bride, but I consider myself to be at the lower end of the plus-size spectrum. I currently wear a size 14/16.

My consultant at Bridals by Something Special pulled several gowns for me to try..... but I only got through 4 before calling it quits. The first two would not go on at all (we tried going over my head AND stepping into the dress with no luck). The third squeezed on , but looked awful. The fourth almost didn??t go on and was nearly impossible to get off again (I did panic for a moment that I might have to be cut out of the dress).

After that dress, I said, ??You know what, I think we??re just going to stop here.? The consultant didn??t try to deter me... simply saying, ??Ok sweetie. Sorry we couldn??t find you anything.? This led me to believe that she didn??t think that there was anything in the shop that would fit me either. I am eternally grateful that this was not my first stop when dress shopping, otherwise, I would have been left absolutely devastated by the experience.

This is a perfectly nice shop. The staff was polite and kind.... at least from what I was able to tell in my short visit. I wouldn??t necessarily tell anyone to NOT go there. But I recommend that any bride who may be sensitive about her size start somewhere else first.

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Don't bother! The bride felt pushed into a gown that she didn't really like, and then the bridesmaids were all ordered dresses that were WAY too big, and then all had to have over $100 in (shoddy)alterations done (the total cost of the dresses came out to be $400+ each!). The owner and daughters were very condascending, and while the seamstreses were nice, the dresses still didn't fit properly. I

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't bother! The bride felt pushed into a gown that she didn't really like, and then the bridesmaids were all ordered dresses that were WAY too big, and then all had to have over $100 in (shoddy)alterations done (the total cost of the dresses came out to be $400+ each!). The owner and daughters were very condascending, and while the seamstreses were nice, the dresses still didn't fit properly. I

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I would NOT recommend this place to any bride that cares about good quality alterations or being treated like a lady. After numerous fitting, the dress still did not fit me as it was supposed to and the seamstress together with the owner of the shop kept insisting that it fit me well. Boy-- they are either blind or do not know what they are doing. In either case.. not good!!Q Even some bystanders agreed that the dress did not fit properly despite their insistence that the dress fit me well. One of the young bystanders even said... "I will never buy my dress here." This made my eyes get watery because I wished I could go back and chosen another bridal shop. It took so much hassle and struggle to get them to finally make the alterations that needed to be done. Brides to be... you have enough stress planning your wedding.. don't add more stress to your life by having to deal with this lack of professionalism.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would NOT recommend this place to any bride that cares about good quality alterations or being treated like a lady. After numerous fitting, the dress still did not fit me as it was supposed to and the seamstress together with the owner of the shop kept insisting that it fit me well. Boy-- they are either blind or do not know what they are doing. In either case.. not good!!Q Even some bystanders agreed that the dress did not fit properly despite their insistence that the dress fit me well. One of the young bystanders even said... "I will never buy my dress here." This made my eyes get watery because I wished I could go back and chosen another bridal shop. It took so much hassle and struggle to get them to finally make the alterations that needed to be done. Brides to be... you have enough stress planning your wedding.. don't add more stress to your life by having to deal with this lack of professionalism.

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I went there on a recommendation of a close friend. I had been to numerous other stores before and was very discouraged at not finding anything yet. When we went to Something Special, I found a very large selection of reasonably priced gowns suitable for mother of the bride. Even though I am a larger size(16) and the try ons are usually smaller(8-10) and made me feel terrible about myself, the ladies, Irene and Linda, were very compassionate and helpful. I did find several styles that I liked, took the information and went home to think about it. They also let me take photos where some other places would not allow that. I went back to order and again tried on the dress that I had decided on and Linda was there that day. She showed me a new arrival that was similar in style. I loved that one and bought it on the spot. They sent for larger color swatches for me to decide from and after I ordered, my dress arrived in plenty of time before the wedding. They had no problem with me coming in to try on the dress just to see the fit before alterations. (My weight is so unstable) I had my alterations done two months later! The alterations were fine.The dress was strapless and I had them put on straps and make a matching wrap too! I received soooo many compliments from friends and family on how beautiful my dress was and how wonderful I looked in it. An overwhelmingly wonderful experience thanks to Linda and Irene at Something Special.

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★★★★★

I went there on a recommendation of a close friend. I had been to numerous other stores before and was very discouraged at not finding anything yet. When we went to Something Special, I found a very large selection of reasonably priced gowns suitable for mother of the bride. Even though I am a larger size(16) and the try ons are usually smaller(8-10) and made me feel terrible about myself, the ladies, Irene and Linda, were very compassionate and helpful. I did find several styles that I liked, took the information and went home to think about it. They also let me take photos where some other places would not allow that. I went back to order and again tried on the dress that I had decided on and Linda was there that day. She showed me a new arrival that was similar in style. I loved that one and bought it on the spot. They sent for larger color swatches for me to decide from and after I ordered, my dress arrived in plenty of time before the wedding. They had no problem with me coming in to try on the dress just to see the fit before alterations. (My weight is so unstable) I had my alterations done two months later! The alterations were fine.The dress was strapless and I had them put on straps and make a matching wrap too! I received soooo many compliments from friends and family on how beautiful my dress was and how wonderful I looked in it. An overwhelmingly wonderful experience thanks to Linda and Irene at Something Special.

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I don't understand how these women are in business. I went here to get a bridesmaid dress for a friend's wedding. The seamstress made a mess of the alterations: she took the easy (lazy) way out and tried to create darts rather than taking the dress in. When the dress was too big, she accused me of losing weight. When she took the dress in too much, she accused me of gaining weight (4 days later, I think not). I actually heard another woman who worked there telling her she was doing things incorrectly -- they argued while i was there.

Finally, they accused me of failing to pay. Which I did -- although they bungled the dress so badly, I wish I hadn't. They obviously don't know how to keep books and maintain professionalism. I was offended by their rudeness and would avoid going back like the plague.

You deserve better than this. So does your bride or bridesmaid.

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I don't understand how these women are in business. I went here to get a bridesmaid dress for a friend's wedding. The seamstress made a mess of the alterations: she took the easy (lazy) way out and tried to create darts rather than taking the dress in. When the dress was too big, she accused me of losing weight. When she took the dress in too much, she accused me of gaining weight (4 days later, I think not). I actually heard another woman who worked there telling her she was doing things incorrectly -- they argued while i was there.

Finally, they accused me of failing to pay. Which I did -- although they bungled the dress so badly, I wish I hadn't. They obviously don't know how to keep books and maintain professionalism. I was offended by their rudeness and would avoid going back like the plague.

You deserve better than this. So does your bride or bridesmaid.

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This shop certainly does have beautiful dresses and the family run staff is extremely nice. HOWEVER, I feel that all they cared about what getting money in their pockets. They tell you what you want to hear so they can make the sale.
For the bridesmaids dresses, my girls were disappointed because they all had to order dresses at least 4 to 5 dress sizes to big and then get major alterations. All in all, give them a try - they have nice options for bridesmaids dresses. Don't be scared to shop around :)

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★★★☆☆

This shop certainly does have beautiful dresses and the family run staff is extremely nice. HOWEVER, I feel that all they cared about what getting money in their pockets. They tell you what you want to hear so they can make the sale.
For the bridesmaids dresses, my girls were disappointed because they all had to order dresses at least 4 to 5 dress sizes to big and then get major alterations. All in all, give them a try - they have nice options for bridesmaids dresses. Don't be scared to shop around :)

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I have been going to this shop for years. I have bought everything from evening gowns to prom dresses and most recently, my bridesmaids and wedding gown. People going there should do their research and understand that you will have trouble spending less that $900 on a wedding gown there. They are a reasonably priced upscale boutique. There are some bridal shops where the dresses run from 10-30K. Here, you will find dresses between $800 - $6,000. Bottom line, don't go there if you are not willing to spend that kind of money and then complain that they are too expensive. There is always David's Bridal. But if you are looking for designer dresses, you have to pay the price.

The service is always stellar and personal. It is a family run business and the people really care. I have experienced some Bridezillas first hand and can understand why the shop keepers are sometimes dismissive to rude women who come into the shop.

They have a wonderful selection and a wonderful attitude. They have the best seamstresses around. I know that they care about all of their customers and have gone above and beyond for me in the past. I would never shop anywhere else!

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★★★★★

I have been going to this shop for years. I have bought everything from evening gowns to prom dresses and most recently, my bridesmaids and wedding gown. People going there should do their research and understand that you will have trouble spending less that $900 on a wedding gown there. They are a reasonably priced upscale boutique. There are some bridal shops where the dresses run from 10-30K. Here, you will find dresses between $800 - $6,000. Bottom line, don't go there if you are not willing to spend that kind of money and then complain that they are too expensive. There is always David's Bridal. But if you are looking for designer dresses, you have to pay the price.

The service is always stellar and personal. It is a family run business and the people really care. I have experienced some Bridezillas first hand and can understand why the shop keepers are sometimes dismissive to rude women who come into the shop.

They have a wonderful selection and a wonderful attitude. They have the best seamstresses around. I know that they care about all of their customers and have gone above and beyond for me in the past. I would never shop anywhere else!

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Not going to bad mouth this place because the women were very nice to me and the dresses are honestly gorgeous. I just need to warn brides out there - the alterations here were very rushed. My bridesmaids and I walked away with beautiful dresses but rushed alterations. By the day of my wedding, I hadn't even had the time to try on the final, altered dress. The final dress was given to me at 4:30 pm the night before my wedding in a rush before the shop was closing. Luckily it looked fine, but things could have been much worse.

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★★★☆☆

Not going to bad mouth this place because the women were very nice to me and the dresses are honestly gorgeous. I just need to warn brides out there - the alterations here were very rushed. My bridesmaids and I walked away with beautiful dresses but rushed alterations. By the day of my wedding, I hadn't even had the time to try on the final, altered dress. The final dress was given to me at 4:30 pm the night before my wedding in a rush before the shop was closing. Luckily it looked fine, but things could have been much worse.

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In the beginning the service was excellent... though the gowns are overpriced. I gave them a price range and they said "this is an upscale shop...we really don't have anything below that price). I think it is ridiculous to even spend much over $1000 for a freakin' gown you wear ONCE!. After myself and my bridesmaids ordered everything, things went downhill. I was in the midst of losing a lot of weight and they announced my dress size in the middle of the store in front of my bridal party and customers. They also insisted that the other girls order a size larger (so alterations would HAVE TO be done so they can make $$ but there was no reason for them to order bigger). I left something there and when i called to make sure they put it aside they claimed they couldn't find it. When i tried on veils and headpieces, I was watched like a hawk as if I was going to steal something...maybe b/c I walked in with sweats on even though it was a Sat morning...guess i didn't fit in with that part of NJ :-) Look around but don't giving them the business unless you really like the dress.

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★★☆☆☆

In the beginning the service was excellent... though the gowns are overpriced. I gave them a price range and they said "this is an upscale shop...we really don't have anything below that price). I think it is ridiculous to even spend much over $1000 for a freakin' gown you wear ONCE!. After myself and my bridesmaids ordered everything, things went downhill. I was in the midst of losing a lot of weight and they announced my dress size in the middle of the store in front of my bridal party and customers. They also insisted that the other girls order a size larger (so alterations would HAVE TO be done so they can make $$ but there was no reason for them to order bigger). I left something there and when i called to make sure they put it aside they claimed they couldn't find it. When i tried on veils and headpieces, I was watched like a hawk as if I was going to steal something...maybe b/c I walked in with sweats on even though it was a Sat morning...guess i didn't fit in with that part of NJ :-) Look around but don't giving them the business unless you really like the dress.

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Go to Something Special if you want to feel most special. I received a million compliments on my wedding day (and so did my bridal attendants who bought their dresses there,too) I've read some of the other reviews and can't imagine why negative reviews are posted. I guess you can't make everyone happy. Everyone at Something Special extended to me excellent, personal, service . They include alterations for bridal gowns! They measured my maids and we ordered the closest size possible to their measurements. Alterations are not included for the bridal party, but if you know someone who does alterations you are not required to get them done there. They care about how me and my bridal party looked!

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★★★★★

Go to Something Special if you want to feel most special. I received a million compliments on my wedding day (and so did my bridal attendants who bought their dresses there,too) I've read some of the other reviews and can't imagine why negative reviews are posted. I guess you can't make everyone happy. Everyone at Something Special extended to me excellent, personal, service . They include alterations for bridal gowns! They measured my maids and we ordered the closest size possible to their measurements. Alterations are not included for the bridal party, but if you know someone who does alterations you are not required to get them done there. They care about how me and my bridal party looked!

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I made an appointment because it was so highly rated in theknot. After reading some of these reviews I was unsure. I wasn't sure what I wanted when I went in. Linda was absolutely wonderful. She picked out some dresses and although I'm not done looking, if I found the same dress somewhere else, I would get the dress from there because she was such a pleasure to work with. Make an appointment and ask for Linda.

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★★★★★

I made an appointment because it was so highly rated in theknot. After reading some of these reviews I was unsure. I wasn't sure what I wanted when I went in. Linda was absolutely wonderful. She picked out some dresses and although I'm not done looking, if I found the same dress somewhere else, I would get the dress from there because she was such a pleasure to work with. Make an appointment and ask for Linda.

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I have never been in a bridal store like this before.. It was actually recommended by a friend, but I can't understand why anyone would even step into this store. First off, their dresses are VERY expensive. You can't look through the dresses yourself. You sit down and they pull out random dresses within your price range. The lady helping me did not listen to anything I said. I told her I don't like straps and she kept pulling out dresses with straps. She was very rude and pushy. I have been to many stores and i've never felt so uncomfortable as I did at this place. Do yourselves a favor and save your time and go somewhere else! I would highly highly recommend East West Bridal in Secaucus. You can't get better service than them!

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I have never been in a bridal store like this before.. It was actually recommended by a friend, but I can't understand why anyone would even step into this store. First off, their dresses are VERY expensive. You can't look through the dresses yourself. You sit down and they pull out random dresses within your price range. The lady helping me did not listen to anything I said. I told her I don't like straps and she kept pulling out dresses with straps. She was very rude and pushy. I have been to many stores and i've never felt so uncomfortable as I did at this place. Do yourselves a favor and save your time and go somewhere else! I would highly highly recommend East West Bridal in Secaucus. You can't get better service than them!

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I had finally found a dressed I liked and they gave me all the details, but then when i sat down to pay for it, they throw on all these extra charges that they didn't tell me about in the ample time we had while trying on the dress. Then when i had my fitting, they were an hour late, and then tried to rush me for my fitting because they had extra people waiting. The owner was really rude. I let them know that I didn't appreciate how i was treated or all these extra charges they were adding to my dress, and they did not seem the least bit sincere or apologetic but rather made excuses for their behavior. All the other wedding vendors were awesome, but I have to say, buying a dress from this store was awful and really put a bad taste in my mouth.

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I had finally found a dressed I liked and they gave me all the details, but then when i sat down to pay for it, they throw on all these extra charges that they didn't tell me about in the ample time we had while trying on the dress. Then when i had my fitting, they were an hour late, and then tried to rush me for my fitting because they had extra people waiting. The owner was really rude. I let them know that I didn't appreciate how i was treated or all these extra charges they were adding to my dress, and they did not seem the least bit sincere or apologetic but rather made excuses for their behavior. All the other wedding vendors were awesome, but I have to say, buying a dress from this store was awful and really put a bad taste in my mouth.

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I had such a great experience at Something Special. Linda one of the owners helped me and was great! She did not pressure me into buying anything. I happened to buy my gown somewhere else, but ordered my bridesmaids dresses through them! The only problem I had was an elder woman they have working for them, she does not know much about the store or the dresses. If you go ask for Linda you wont be disappointed!

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★★★★☆

I had such a great experience at Something Special. Linda one of the owners helped me and was great! She did not pressure me into buying anything. I happened to buy my gown somewhere else, but ordered my bridesmaids dresses through them! The only problem I had was an elder woman they have working for them, she does not know much about the store or the dresses. If you go ask for Linda you wont be disappointed!

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From the minute we walked into the store, everyone there was extremely helpful and friendly. I tried on a ton of dresses and was never pressured into any one and they kept bringing me more and more until i finally found the one! When my dress came in, it came in an inch shorter than what we were expecting and whiter than we thought it would be for ordering ivory. I was so excited when the dress came in that I wasn't bothered by wearing shorter heals. They took it on their own to send the dress back to the manufacturer to get me back the perfect dress. At first the manufacturer came back saying nothing was wrong with it. Something Special was still not happy and took it on their own to go down in person to speak with the manufacturer. They were able to get me a new dress and within a week that I absolutely love! So far this has been by far my favorite vendor to deal with! I've had an extremely special experience at Something Special for Someone Special.

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★★★★★

From the minute we walked into the store, everyone there was extremely helpful and friendly. I tried on a ton of dresses and was never pressured into any one and they kept bringing me more and more until i finally found the one! When my dress came in, it came in an inch shorter than what we were expecting and whiter than we thought it would be for ordering ivory. I was so excited when the dress came in that I wasn't bothered by wearing shorter heals. They took it on their own to send the dress back to the manufacturer to get me back the perfect dress. At first the manufacturer came back saying nothing was wrong with it. Something Special was still not happy and took it on their own to go down in person to speak with the manufacturer. They were able to get me a new dress and within a week that I absolutely love! So far this has been by far my favorite vendor to deal with! I've had an extremely special experience at Something Special for Someone Special.

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I did not listen when I heard negative things about "Something Special". I wish I had. My mom and I decided to use them because they were a local, family-run business. I seriously regret that decision! When we ordered the bridesmaids dresses, they told us we would definitely not need a rush order and that they would be in with plenty of time to spare. They took more than 18 weeks to get my bridesmaids dresses to me, when they said it would take no longer than 10-12 weeks. Then the owner tried to blame my mom for not placing a rush order! We barely got the dresses in time for the wedding, and my bridesmaids were having alterations done the day before the wedding! It was a nightmare. On top of that, they were very rude to both me and my mother on multiple occasions. The shop owner, Irene, was especially rude to both of us. We also had to wait around for a half hour one Saturday morning because they didn't show up to open the shop at 10am as it was advertised. They have a LOT to learn about customer service!

PLEASE, DO NOT get your dresses here! I ended up getting my gown at Bijou Bridal in Paramus... they were wonderful!! I'm so glad I didn't get my dress from Something Special!

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I did not listen when I heard negative things about "Something Special". I wish I had. My mom and I decided to use them because they were a local, family-run business. I seriously regret that decision! When we ordered the bridesmaids dresses, they told us we would definitely not need a rush order and that they would be in with plenty of time to spare. They took more than 18 weeks to get my bridesmaids dresses to me, when they said it would take no longer than 10-12 weeks. Then the owner tried to blame my mom for not placing a rush order! We barely got the dresses in time for the wedding, and my bridesmaids were having alterations done the day before the wedding! It was a nightmare. On top of that, they were very rude to both me and my mother on multiple occasions. The shop owner, Irene, was especially rude to both of us. We also had to wait around for a half hour one Saturday morning because they didn't show up to open the shop at 10am as it was advertised. They have a LOT to learn about customer service!

PLEASE, DO NOT get your dresses here! I ended up getting my gown at Bijou Bridal in Paramus... they were wonderful!! I'm so glad I didn't get my dress from Something Special!

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I walked into this store over 2 hours before they were closing and received the worst service. I even called and told them when I was going to come in and they told me that wasn't a problem. Well, I got there early and felt completely blown off. I just wanted to look at dresses for my bridesmaids and browse through the racks. When I started asking some questions the service sat down and answered me as if I was a burden. Meanwhile, I was the only person in the store. I would have bought 7 dresses there if the sales would have given me 5 more minutes of her time instead of sitting down and reading a book!!!!!

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I walked into this store over 2 hours before they were closing and received the worst service. I even called and told them when I was going to come in and they told me that wasn't a problem. Well, I got there early and felt completely blown off. I just wanted to look at dresses for my bridesmaids and browse through the racks. When I started asking some questions the service sat down and answered me as if I was a burden. Meanwhile, I was the only person in the store. I would have bought 7 dresses there if the sales would have given me 5 more minutes of her time instead of sitting down and reading a book!!!!!

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I'm paying almost 400 dollars for a bridesmaid dress i will never wear again. These women scam you and by the time you realize it, it's too late. DON'T ALLOW THEM TO MEASURE YOU. They will claim your bust size is too big. Choose your own size. They will reassure you they know what's best, but you will finally get your dress and it will drop right off of you. It happened to every single person in our party. All the women who are in the bridal party had to pay over 100 dollars for alterations and the seamstress said the same thing to all the bridesmaids at the fittings - why so big? did you lose a lot of weight? Very frustrating experience. Took very long to accomplish everything. And these women need to learn how to use their phone system. They smile a lot and seem very cheerful when you are there, it's only because when you leave they are counting their money.

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I'm paying almost 400 dollars for a bridesmaid dress i will never wear again. These women scam you and by the time you realize it, it's too late. DON'T ALLOW THEM TO MEASURE YOU. They will claim your bust size is too big. Choose your own size. They will reassure you they know what's best, but you will finally get your dress and it will drop right off of you. It happened to every single person in our party. All the women who are in the bridal party had to pay over 100 dollars for alterations and the seamstress said the same thing to all the bridesmaids at the fittings - why so big? did you lose a lot of weight? Very frustrating experience. Took very long to accomplish everything. And these women need to learn how to use their phone system. They smile a lot and seem very cheerful when you are there, it's only because when you leave they are counting their money.

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I cannot even say enough good stuff about this place. After going to several places and finding that most places tried to say what I wanted to here, Something Special had special to offer. Their Service!! They did not try to talk me into anything and were so helpful. They were honest and really helped me find what i was looking for. They have been even more amazing on each visit back. Every bride looking for a dress should visit this place!! They should also take their mothers and bridesmaids there!

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★★★★★

I cannot even say enough good stuff about this place. After going to several places and finding that most places tried to say what I wanted to here, Something Special had special to offer. Their Service!! They did not try to talk me into anything and were so helpful. They were honest and really helped me find what i was looking for. They have been even more amazing on each visit back. Every bride looking for a dress should visit this place!! They should also take their mothers and bridesmaids there!

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I want to thank Something Special very much for helping me find the absolute, most perfect dress for me. Thank you Lynda for staying later than normal my first day there. Thank you Marta for altering all 3 of my dresses perfectly, and

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I want to thank Something Special very much for helping me find the absolute, most perfect dress for me. Thank you Lynda for staying later than normal my first day there. Thank you Marta for altering all 3 of my dresses perfectly, and

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THEY RUINED MY WEDDING DRESS! Bought a beautiful, and expensive dress, along with gorgeous jewelry from Something Special- but the ALTERATIONS WERE AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE! My dress ended up WAY TOO LONG and HALF OF MY BOOBS WERE HANGING OUT

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THEY RUINED MY WEDDING DRESS! Bought a beautiful, and expensive dress, along with gorgeous jewelry from Something Special- but the ALTERATIONS WERE AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE! My dress ended up WAY TOO LONG and HALF OF MY BOOBS WERE HANGING OUT

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Had a horrible experience... the dresses were expensive, to start, and all the bridesmaids were ordered at least a size too large for them, so they all ended up spending over $125 for shotty alterations. Some of the girls felt like they

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★★★★★

Had a horrible experience... the dresses were expensive, to start, and all the bridesmaids were ordered at least a size too large for them, so they all ended up spending over $125 for shotty alterations. Some of the girls felt like they

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I went here because this was where the bride whose wedding I was said I could order the dress from.

First, the seamstress who made the alterations didn't actually alter them correctly. She took the easy way out -- trying to add darts instead of actually making the dress smaller. Then, when it was still too large, she said I must have lost weight. I had to go back for YET ANOTHER fitting. It was a week later, and this time the dress was too small. She accused me of having gained weight (in less than a week).

Furthermore, the women who own and manage the place are disorganized and rude. I was running late for the rehearsal dinner (because they had messed up the dress so many times), and the woman followed me out to the parking lot, screaming that I hadn't paid. Untrue. I had. After walking her through the issue, it became clear she had no idea who I was and was looking at the wrong record.

The long and short of this is that you whether you are a bride or a bridesmaid, you deserve a better experience than this. I can't believe they stay in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here because this was where the bride whose wedding I was said I could order the dress from.

First, the seamstress who made the alterations didn't actually alter them correctly. She took the easy way out -- trying to add darts instead of actually making the dress smaller. Then, when it was still too large, she said I must have lost weight. I had to go back for YET ANOTHER fitting. It was a week later, and this time the dress was too small. She accused me of having gained weight (in less than a week).

Furthermore, the women who own and manage the place are disorganized and rude. I was running late for the rehearsal dinner (because they had messed up the dress so many times), and the woman followed me out to the parking lot, screaming that I hadn't paid. Untrue. I had. After walking her through the issue, it became clear she had no idea who I was and was looking at the wrong record.

The long and short of this is that you whether you are a bride or a bridesmaid, you deserve a better experience than this. I can't believe they stay in business.

Pros: none

Cons: bad customer service, lazy/unknowledgeable seamstress

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I had such a bad experience at Bijou Bridal in Paramus. They changed the prices on the dresses after I set my appointment for the bridesmaids to come in.
I called Something Special for a Bride and they let me come in and look at the dresses myself for the girls. They were so helpful! They also had a great selection there too!
I ordered my bridemaids dresses and my mothers dress through them. My mother went for the first fitting this weekend and it went very well. The lady did an excellent job on making the dress fit lovely!
They also let my sister look at dresses with the help of Linda.
I don't know why they get such bad reviews, but I am very happy with their services there. Like any other place you have to be nice and NOT a bridezilla! Remember you make their job fun! Then you in return will have a great time and service!
They are very helpful and were willing to work in the price range that I gave them. Just be realistic with the price! It is an upscale place, but with great selections of dresses!

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★★★★★

I had such a bad experience at Bijou Bridal in Paramus. They changed the prices on the dresses after I set my appointment for the bridesmaids to come in.
I called Something Special for a Bride and they let me come in and look at the dresses myself for the girls. They were so helpful! They also had a great selection there too!
I ordered my bridemaids dresses and my mothers dress through them. My mother went for the first fitting this weekend and it went very well. The lady did an excellent job on making the dress fit lovely!
They also let my sister look at dresses with the help of Linda.
I don't know why they get such bad reviews, but I am very happy with their services there. Like any other place you have to be nice and NOT a bridezilla! Remember you make their job fun! Then you in return will have a great time and service!
They are very helpful and were willing to work in the price range that I gave them. Just be realistic with the price! It is an upscale place, but with great selections of dresses!

Pros: They are so helpful

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I absolutely love Bridals by Something Special. I called them after they were picked as one of the "Best of" in theknot's 2008 Magazine. Before I went, I read a couple of bad reviews. I didn't' know what to expect when I went because of all the mixed reviews. I was greeted by Lynda and ever since she has been so helpful with everything. I'm the type of bride who needs to see and try everything and Lynda has allowed me to do that. I've been able to see some dresses in other stores and she has even called designers to get the dress that I wanted to try on. I simply cannot say enough good things about this bridal shop. Absolutely go to Something Special - you won't regret it.

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★★★★★

I absolutely love Bridals by Something Special. I called them after they were picked as one of the "Best of" in theknot's 2008 Magazine. Before I went, I read a couple of bad reviews. I didn't' know what to expect when I went because of all the mixed reviews. I was greeted by Lynda and ever since she has been so helpful with everything. I'm the type of bride who needs to see and try everything and Lynda has allowed me to do that. I've been able to see some dresses in other stores and she has even called designers to get the dress that I wanted to try on. I simply cannot say enough good things about this bridal shop. Absolutely go to Something Special - you won't regret it.

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I did not listen when I heard negative things about "Something Special". I wish I had. My mom and I decided to use them because they were a local, family-run business. I seriously regret that decision! When we ordered the bridesmaids dresses, they told us we would definitely not need a rush order and that they would be in with plenty of time to spare. They took more than 18 weeks to get my bridesmaids dresses to me, when they said it would take no longer than 10-12 weeks. Then the owner tried to blame my mom for not placing a rush order! We barely got the dresses in time for the wedding, and my bridesmaids were having alterations done the day before the wedding! It was a nightmare. On top of that, they were very rude to both me and my mother on multiple occasions. The shop owner, Irene, was especially rude to both of us. We also had to wait around for a half hour one Saturday morning because they didn't show up to open the shop at 10am as it was advertised. They have a LOT to learn about customer service!

PLEASE, DO NOT get your dresses here! I ended up getting my gown at Bijou Bridal in Paramus... they were wonderful!! I'm so glad I didn't get my dress from Something Special!

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★☆☆☆☆

I did not listen when I heard negative things about "Something Special". I wish I had. My mom and I decided to use them because they were a local, family-run business. I seriously regret that decision! When we ordered the bridesmaids dresses, they told us we would definitely not need a rush order and that they would be in with plenty of time to spare. They took more than 18 weeks to get my bridesmaids dresses to me, when they said it would take no longer than 10-12 weeks. Then the owner tried to blame my mom for not placing a rush order! We barely got the dresses in time for the wedding, and my bridesmaids were having alterations done the day before the wedding! It was a nightmare. On top of that, they were very rude to both me and my mother on multiple occasions. The shop owner, Irene, was especially rude to both of us. We also had to wait around for a half hour one Saturday morning because they didn't show up to open the shop at 10am as it was advertised. They have a LOT to learn about customer service!

PLEASE, DO NOT get your dresses here! I ended up getting my gown at Bijou Bridal in Paramus... they were wonderful!! I'm so glad I didn't get my dress from Something Special!

Pros: Decent selection. It's also nice to find a local town shop.

Cons: TERRIBLE customer service!! The owner, Irene, was especially rude and hard to work with.

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A large selection of sample-sized bridesmaids dresses (I was there looking for my sister's maid of honor dress). Knowledgeable, friendly staff, well-lit dressing room with ample changing and modeling room, very helpful with choosing style and fittings. By appointment only, but they are quite good with working with you to get you in when you want!
PS- they ARE closed on Sundays and Mondays, so just be aware of that!

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★★★★★

A large selection of sample-sized bridesmaids dresses (I was there looking for my sister's maid of honor dress). Knowledgeable, friendly staff, well-lit dressing room with ample changing and modeling room, very helpful with choosing style and fittings. By appointment only, but they are quite good with working with you to get you in when you want!
PS- they ARE closed on Sundays and Mondays, so just be aware of that!

Pros: fabulous personal service, great selection of dresses and designers

Cons: only sample sizes, and only one color of each dress (though they do have swatches of other colors!)