White Swan Bridal

★★★★☆
  • 425 Maple Ave W

    Vienna, VA 22180

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  • 703-255-9032

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I had a wonderful experience ordering my wedding dress from White Swan. They have a great selection of different styles, materials, shades, sizes and last but not list you can find a nice dress there for any budget. They also do sample

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I had a wonderful experience ordering my wedding dress from White Swan. They have a great selection of different styles, materials, shades, sizes and last but not list you can find a nice dress there for any budget. They also do sample

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My best friend was getting married and chose White Swan for both her wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses. When we went in to pick out dresses they were definitely lacking in customer service as they just didn't seem like they were fully vested in spending a lot of time with us and considering that there were 8 bridesmaids and a bride you would think they would give us plenty of attention with the money they were going to be making. At the time I was 6 months pregnant and wasn't able to try on anything but they did their best to estimate my size knowing that when the wedding took place I would no longer be pregnant. I went in to get my dressed altered and unfortunately due to having the baby I was unable to go in with the rest of the girls, but when i tried the dress on I thought something looked off about it. I spent almost $150 on alterations even after telling them that i didn't think the dress looked the same as the dress the other girls had tried on before. They continued to reassure me that it was the same dress. The wedding day came and when I put my dress on it was the same style but the middle of the dress was different and there was a lot of extra fabric around the belly area compared to the other girls' dresses. We finally determined that the dress I was wearing was the maternity version. We called the store and 2 hours prior to the wedding they were wanting me to bring it in for additional alterations and they claimed that we had ordered a maternity dress. I never ordered a maternity dress. The shop was well aware that I was NOT going to be pregnant at the time of the wedding. I had even brought my daughter in when i had the alterations done. The continued to claim that I had requested a maternity dress. After a back and forth conversation with them, they finally agreed to give me only $55 dollars back. So after $150 for a dress and another $150 for alterations, $55 was my only reimbursement for a dress that they ordered incorrectly and had to alter so much because I WAS NOT PREGNANT, even after I said several times during my fitting that the dress looked odd. I was not the only one who had issues, as another bridesmaid had so many problems with alterations that even after picking up her dress she still had to have fabric added to make it fit and they even claimed that the bride had miraculously lost 2 inches in her waist in like a week. She hadn't lost that much they just screwed up.

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My best friend was getting married and chose White Swan for both her wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses. When we went in to pick out dresses they were definitely lacking in customer service as they just didn't seem like they were fully vested in spending a lot of time with us and considering that there were 8 bridesmaids and a bride you would think they would give us plenty of attention with the money they were going to be making. At the time I was 6 months pregnant and wasn't able to try on anything but they did their best to estimate my size knowing that when the wedding took place I would no longer be pregnant. I went in to get my dressed altered and unfortunately due to having the baby I was unable to go in with the rest of the girls, but when i tried the dress on I thought something looked off about it. I spent almost $150 on alterations even after telling them that i didn't think the dress looked the same as the dress the other girls had tried on before. They continued to reassure me that it was the same dress. The wedding day came and when I put my dress on it was the same style but the middle of the dress was different and there was a lot of extra fabric around the belly area compared to the other girls' dresses. We finally determined that the dress I was wearing was the maternity version. We called the store and 2 hours prior to the wedding they were wanting me to bring it in for additional alterations and they claimed that we had ordered a maternity dress. I never ordered a maternity dress. The shop was well aware that I was NOT going to be pregnant at the time of the wedding. I had even brought my daughter in when i had the alterations done. The continued to claim that I had requested a maternity dress. After a back and forth conversation with them, they finally agreed to give me only $55 dollars back. So after $150 for a dress and another $150 for alterations, $55 was my only reimbursement for a dress that they ordered incorrectly and had to alter so much because I WAS NOT PREGNANT, even after I said several times during my fitting that the dress looked odd. I was not the only one who had issues, as another bridesmaid had so many problems with alterations that even after picking up her dress she still had to have fabric added to make it fit and they even claimed that the bride had miraculously lost 2 inches in her waist in like a week. She hadn't lost that much they just screwed up.

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Owner was great in the beginning, horrible after I bought the dress. She promised to make it perfect, that it would look great, and that they did free alterations. When the dress came, it was too big. After it was taken in, it still fit strangely but when I said something, the owner made it seem like it was my problem--that the dress was supposed to look like that. I said I wasn't happy with the alterations and she said it would cost another $100 if I did more to the dress! She was so dismissive and unwilling to help me. I was uncomfortable and felt constantly bullied into accepting the way the dress looked. They ended up doing a couple other adjustments (for free) but I was still unhappy. Instead of saying anything to them, I took it somewhere else. I didn't want to talk to them again. It was a horrible and upsetting experience. I so wish I'd gone somewhere else.

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Owner was great in the beginning, horrible after I bought the dress. She promised to make it perfect, that it would look great, and that they did free alterations. When the dress came, it was too big. After it was taken in, it still fit strangely but when I said something, the owner made it seem like it was my problem--that the dress was supposed to look like that. I said I wasn't happy with the alterations and she said it would cost another $100 if I did more to the dress! She was so dismissive and unwilling to help me. I was uncomfortable and felt constantly bullied into accepting the way the dress looked. They ended up doing a couple other adjustments (for free) but I was still unhappy. Instead of saying anything to them, I took it somewhere else. I didn't want to talk to them again. It was a horrible and upsetting experience. I so wish I'd gone somewhere else.

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I purchased a mother of the bride dress at this store. My daughter also purchased her wedding dress there and so did the bridesmaids. In terms of service, everything was quite excellent! We were helped by a very nice and very friendly sales girl. Like other reviewers noted here, all of the dresses are displayed on mannequins. Most of the dresses were couture, including the mother of the bride dresses. The prices were very reasonable in my opinion, and we received some VERY good discounts. The dress I ended up picking out was from Jade Couture and the material, cut and look of the dress was very good. I needed some alterations done on the hem and on the shoulders and they were done very well. The prices were reasonable as well. My daughters dress turned out to be beautiful. She ordered it from Rosa Clara, dress style "Salome". It really is a beautiful dress and the fit was amazing. The only extra thing we paid for was the french bustle, which turned out to be great as well! My daughter looks stunning in the dress and I really can't wait to see her at the wedding. Thank you White Swan! :)

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★★★★★

I purchased a mother of the bride dress at this store. My daughter also purchased her wedding dress there and so did the bridesmaids. In terms of service, everything was quite excellent! We were helped by a very nice and very friendly sales girl. Like other reviewers noted here, all of the dresses are displayed on mannequins. Most of the dresses were couture, including the mother of the bride dresses. The prices were very reasonable in my opinion, and we received some VERY good discounts. The dress I ended up picking out was from Jade Couture and the material, cut and look of the dress was very good. I needed some alterations done on the hem and on the shoulders and they were done very well. The prices were reasonable as well. My daughters dress turned out to be beautiful. She ordered it from Rosa Clara, dress style "Salome". It really is a beautiful dress and the fit was amazing. The only extra thing we paid for was the french bustle, which turned out to be great as well! My daughter looks stunning in the dress and I really can't wait to see her at the wedding. Thank you White Swan! :)

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Ok, do when i chose my dress it was on a week day and it seemed everyone was very helpful. Plus the dresses are all out on manikins so it made it easier to chose the ones you wanted to try on. The owner said she would include the alterations in the price. she said we had to pay for a rush fee which was $250 (4 months before the wedding) but it came in less than 1 month. We also had to pay $180 for the bustle when the dress came in. We also purchased 8 bridesmaid dresses. 4 of the 8 dresses were SO big, they were falling off my bridesmaids. They would not do free alterations even though they measured each girl and were way way off. Even when the girls said they dont normally wear those sizes but they insisted. My friend wears a 12 normally and they said she was an 18! so they paid to get them altered. 2 of my bridesmaid had to get them altered a second time because the first time was not done properly. My dress was also too big but i did lose a little weight. the owner was very rude to me when i came in for the fitting and tried to charge me $100 for alterations which i refused because she agreed when we purchased the dress all alterations were included. She really ruined my whole wedding dress experience. I felt scared or nervous to tell her to take it in and she kept cutting me off. The customer service there is absolutely awful and so is their measuring. I thought buying a dress was supposed to be a fun experience but they made it awful. They are so mean there and the owner acts like you are wasting her time when i bought a $2500 dress plus all their extra fees! PS, dont go on the weekend, they will not have time for you.

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Ok, do when i chose my dress it was on a week day and it seemed everyone was very helpful. Plus the dresses are all out on manikins so it made it easier to chose the ones you wanted to try on. The owner said she would include the alterations in the price. she said we had to pay for a rush fee which was $250 (4 months before the wedding) but it came in less than 1 month. We also had to pay $180 for the bustle when the dress came in. We also purchased 8 bridesmaid dresses. 4 of the 8 dresses were SO big, they were falling off my bridesmaids. They would not do free alterations even though they measured each girl and were way way off. Even when the girls said they dont normally wear those sizes but they insisted. My friend wears a 12 normally and they said she was an 18! so they paid to get them altered. 2 of my bridesmaid had to get them altered a second time because the first time was not done properly. My dress was also too big but i did lose a little weight. the owner was very rude to me when i came in for the fitting and tried to charge me $100 for alterations which i refused because she agreed when we purchased the dress all alterations were included. She really ruined my whole wedding dress experience. I felt scared or nervous to tell her to take it in and she kept cutting me off. The customer service there is absolutely awful and so is their measuring. I thought buying a dress was supposed to be a fun experience but they made it awful. They are so mean there and the owner acts like you are wasting her time when i bought a $2500 dress plus all their extra fees! PS, dont go on the weekend, they will not have time for you.

Pros: pretty dresses, all on manekins for easy viewing

Cons: owner is rude

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My first experience with them was not great, I learned to come in on a week day rather than the weekend.Saturdays they need more help to handle all of the customers. When my daughter and I returned for fittings during the week we received the type of service you should. Her Dress fit like a glove it was taken in at least 5 times the last time being 5 days before her wedding. I bought a mother of the bride dress else where yet they did alterations at a very reasonable cost 5 days before the wedding. In the end they were wonderful all of the alterations on my daughters dress where included in the price. I would highly recommend.

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★★★★★

My first experience with them was not great, I learned to come in on a week day rather than the weekend.Saturdays they need more help to handle all of the customers. When my daughter and I returned for fittings during the week we received the type of service you should. Her Dress fit like a glove it was taken in at least 5 times the last time being 5 days before her wedding. I bought a mother of the bride dress else where yet they did alterations at a very reasonable cost 5 days before the wedding. In the end they were wonderful all of the alterations on my daughters dress where included in the price. I would highly recommend.

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You can find dresses for less at other places, but you won't come close to finding the level of expertise and commitment that you will find at White Swan.

Other reviewers have commented on how nice it it to have the dresses displayed on mannequins, and that's certainly true. No one should have to paw through bags hanging on racks to see what's available. But what's far more important that ease of viewing is how helpful the entire staff is. They know their merchandise, they know how it can or can't be altered, and they're happy to suggest options that might never occur to you.

But here's the real advantage of going to an independent bridal boutique. My daughter's wedding was scheduled for October 2009; her fiance got orders to Afghanistan two weeks ago, and all their plans went up in smoke. Even though her dress wasn't due to come in to White Swan until July, they were able to get their hands on it early and then moved heaven and earth to make same-day alterations so she could wear it for her rescheduled wedding yesterday. I can't imagine being able to get the same kind of service from a chain like David's.

Even if nothing else about my daughter's wedding was what she'd hoped it would be, she was still able to walk down the aisle in her dream dress. We owe that to the ladies at White Swan. "They" say you get what you pay for, and in this case we absolutely did.

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You can find dresses for less at other places, but you won't come close to finding the level of expertise and commitment that you will find at White Swan.

Other reviewers have commented on how nice it it to have the dresses displayed on mannequins, and that's certainly true. No one should have to paw through bags hanging on racks to see what's available. But what's far more important that ease of viewing is how helpful the entire staff is. They know their merchandise, they know how it can or can't be altered, and they're happy to suggest options that might never occur to you.

But here's the real advantage of going to an independent bridal boutique. My daughter's wedding was scheduled for October 2009; her fiance got orders to Afghanistan two weeks ago, and all their plans went up in smoke. Even though her dress wasn't due to come in to White Swan until July, they were able to get their hands on it early and then moved heaven and earth to make same-day alterations so she could wear it for her rescheduled wedding yesterday. I can't imagine being able to get the same kind of service from a chain like David's.

Even if nothing else about my daughter's wedding was what she'd hoped it would be, she was still able to walk down the aisle in her dream dress. We owe that to the ladies at White Swan. "They" say you get what you pay for, and in this case we absolutely did.

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I had shopped at four other stores for a mother of the bride dress. It was a depressing experience since I was left on my own to look. My guess is that since the mother of the bride dress is not as expensive as a wedding gown, my purchase was not important.I did not have that problem at the White Swan. Lindsay took good care of me. Later in the fitting and alteration process I received the same good service from Mila. Yes, I had to pay extra for the alterations but the result was worth it.

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★★★★★

I had shopped at four other stores for a mother of the bride dress. It was a depressing experience since I was left on my own to look. My guess is that since the mother of the bride dress is not as expensive as a wedding gown, my purchase was not important.I did not have that problem at the White Swan. Lindsay took good care of me. Later in the fitting and alteration process I received the same good service from Mila. Yes, I had to pay extra for the alterations but the result was worth it.

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i've been referred to white swan bridal by someone who works at Neiman Marcus, so i thought it should be a first class store, and it is pretty good. Their prices are a little higher but they do custome measurements, and when my dress came in i didnt need any alterations, the reason am saying this is because i bought a dress at Hanelore's once and i had to pay half the price of the dress on alterations just for little adjusments here and there. Plus it was the only place that could get my dress on time, the manager had to call the company and ask them if they were able to accomodate my date.

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i've been referred to white swan bridal by someone who works at Neiman Marcus, so i thought it should be a first class store, and it is pretty good. Their prices are a little higher but they do custome measurements, and when my dress came in i didnt need any alterations, the reason am saying this is because i bought a dress at Hanelore's once and i had to pay half the price of the dress on alterations just for little adjusments here and there. Plus it was the only place that could get my dress on time, the manager had to call the company and ask them if they were able to accomodate my date.

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Just a couple days ago i picked up my dress and I can't even describe how happy I feel about it and the whole shopping experience at White Swan bridal!!! The wedding of my daughter is in a couple weeks and I can't wait to wear my dress. Katie was very helpful when i was looking for a dress, was very knowledgeable about the styles and the colors that would work with the ones of the bridal party, and of course a special thanks to Maria, the seamstress. She did a perfect job! After purchasing my dress I lost 37 pounds and Maria was able to fit it perfect on me! They also helped me to chose the right jewelry and shoes. I couldn't be happier! Way to go!!!

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Just a couple days ago i picked up my dress and I can't even describe how happy I feel about it and the whole shopping experience at White Swan bridal!!! The wedding of my daughter is in a couple weeks and I can't wait to wear my dress. Katie was very helpful when i was looking for a dress, was very knowledgeable about the styles and the colors that would work with the ones of the bridal party, and of course a special thanks to Maria, the seamstress. She did a perfect job! After purchasing my dress I lost 37 pounds and Maria was able to fit it perfect on me! They also helped me to chose the right jewelry and shoes. I couldn't be happier! Way to go!!!

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I live in vienna and have passed the store many times, when I walked in I was greeted with a smile by two girls. They let me walk freely around to pick out some dresses to try on and didnt follow me or anything, I did not feel presured to by anything, and they were so helpful helping me pick out a veil and comb to try on.

All the attention was on me, and they could tell the dress I picked out didnt make me happy, they actually listened to what i had to say and made suggestions to try on something else.

The dress they picked out was perfect I never would have thought it would look good on me, and I ended up buying it that day, and had no problems. when the dress got in there were minor alterations, and they took care of it. I bought all my bridesmaid dresses there and all the shoes. If I were to get married agian I would use them, they were so friendly and actually cared what I liked and about my wedding. I highly recomend going.

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★★★★★

I live in vienna and have passed the store many times, when I walked in I was greeted with a smile by two girls. They let me walk freely around to pick out some dresses to try on and didnt follow me or anything, I did not feel presured to by anything, and they were so helpful helping me pick out a veil and comb to try on.

All the attention was on me, and they could tell the dress I picked out didnt make me happy, they actually listened to what i had to say and made suggestions to try on something else.

The dress they picked out was perfect I never would have thought it would look good on me, and I ended up buying it that day, and had no problems. when the dress got in there were minor alterations, and they took care of it. I bought all my bridesmaid dresses there and all the shoes. If I were to get married agian I would use them, they were so friendly and actually cared what I liked and about my wedding. I highly recomend going.

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I was engaged in May 2005 and the flurry of planning a wedding for June 2006 started immediately. I live in Colorado, but flew back to my home town to shop for wedding dresses with my mother, sister's-in-law and family friends. We tried several dress shops in the Fairfax area and were very disappointed in the selection. My mother had saved White Swan Bridal for last since she's used them in the past for my older brothers?? weddings and I was so happy she did! After the disheartening experiences at other dress shops I was prepared to be disappointed again, but was greatly pleased with both the selection and the service. Mila and her girls were ready for our appointment and helped me pick through the huge selection of the dresses I liked on display. After trying them all on, I still did not have ??the dress?, when Mila said ??Ok, now that you??ve tried on those, I have the dress for you!? And she did! It was the dress of my dreams; it flattered my body type and skin tone and was everything I wanted it to be. I flew back for the dress fitting and was surprised to find that the only additional alteration that was needed was to the hem. The final dress fitting went as smooth as silk and my dress was ready and waiting for pick up when we needed it. We also chose the bridesmaid dresses that first day and had my out-of-town bridesmaids email their measurements to the shop. There were no issues with the measurements that Mila and her girls didn??t handle for me and all of the bridesmaids (6) got their dresses on time. I would (and do) recommend White Swan Bridal to all of my friends in Virginia for any formal affair that they need to attend, not just weddings. White Swan will even customize dresses for you (if you don??t like the sleeve, no problem, they??ll change it for you)!

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I was engaged in May 2005 and the flurry of planning a wedding for June 2006 started immediately. I live in Colorado, but flew back to my home town to shop for wedding dresses with my mother, sister's-in-law and family friends. We tried several dress shops in the Fairfax area and were very disappointed in the selection. My mother had saved White Swan Bridal for last since she's used them in the past for my older brothers?? weddings and I was so happy she did! After the disheartening experiences at other dress shops I was prepared to be disappointed again, but was greatly pleased with both the selection and the service. Mila and her girls were ready for our appointment and helped me pick through the huge selection of the dresses I liked on display. After trying them all on, I still did not have ??the dress?, when Mila said ??Ok, now that you??ve tried on those, I have the dress for you!? And she did! It was the dress of my dreams; it flattered my body type and skin tone and was everything I wanted it to be. I flew back for the dress fitting and was surprised to find that the only additional alteration that was needed was to the hem. The final dress fitting went as smooth as silk and my dress was ready and waiting for pick up when we needed it. We also chose the bridesmaid dresses that first day and had my out-of-town bridesmaids email their measurements to the shop. There were no issues with the measurements that Mila and her girls didn??t handle for me and all of the bridesmaids (6) got their dresses on time. I would (and do) recommend White Swan Bridal to all of my friends in Virginia for any formal affair that they need to attend, not just weddings. White Swan will even customize dresses for you (if you don??t like the sleeve, no problem, they??ll change it for you)!

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I have bought two dresses at white swan bridal and I had a wonderful experience both times. The first time I was going to my boyfriend's sister's wedding and his family recommended the shop. The staff helped me find dresses that were flattering to my figure and my skin tone. I ended up picking a dress that made me look extremely beautiful and I was surprised that the price was reasonable. After my boyfriend proposed to me I of course went back to White Swan. The shop has really made a great name of itself among my future relatives and we recommend them to anyone that is going to any kind of event where they need to look their best. I had an idea of what I wanted and I tried on a dress that was almost exactly what I had been hoping for. Mila told me that the style would probably not be flattering on my figure but to try it and see how it looks. She was right, it was awful. My family and I picked out other dresses for me to try on but none of them were quite right for my personality and body type. Then Mila told me that she had a dress she would like for me to try on. She said it would be very flattering for my figure type and to see if I liked it. I would never have picked it because it did not stand out among the dresses with flashy sequence but there was a great elegance to it. I put it on and knew that was the dress. It radiated my personality and it highlighted all of my good points. The dress was not the most expensive in the store but that is not how White Swan operates. Mila has been in the business for years and she obviously knows how to make each and every woman look her best.

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★★★★★

I have bought two dresses at white swan bridal and I had a wonderful experience both times. The first time I was going to my boyfriend's sister's wedding and his family recommended the shop. The staff helped me find dresses that were flattering to my figure and my skin tone. I ended up picking a dress that made me look extremely beautiful and I was surprised that the price was reasonable. After my boyfriend proposed to me I of course went back to White Swan. The shop has really made a great name of itself among my future relatives and we recommend them to anyone that is going to any kind of event where they need to look their best. I had an idea of what I wanted and I tried on a dress that was almost exactly what I had been hoping for. Mila told me that the style would probably not be flattering on my figure but to try it and see how it looks. She was right, it was awful. My family and I picked out other dresses for me to try on but none of them were quite right for my personality and body type. Then Mila told me that she had a dress she would like for me to try on. She said it would be very flattering for my figure type and to see if I liked it. I would never have picked it because it did not stand out among the dresses with flashy sequence but there was a great elegance to it. I put it on and knew that was the dress. It radiated my personality and it highlighted all of my good points. The dress was not the most expensive in the store but that is not how White Swan operates. Mila has been in the business for years and she obviously knows how to make each and every woman look her best.

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When I needed a dress for our oldest son's wedding, one of the shops I visited was White Swan. At the time they were in a crowded place with hardly any parking, not the fabulous place with lots of parking they moved to last year. I was thrilled with my MOG gown for the summer wedding (2003) and so purchased another for son #2's wedding (Fall 2004) vowing to return if and when my daughter got married. She was married last year (June 2006) in an absolutely stunning gown. Expensive? Yes! And worth every cent! She tried on a dozen or more gowns and sometimes Mila would say, "That one is NOT for YOU!" which made us all laugh. She was absolutely right! Mila has a terrific eye for what works on what woman! We purchased the maids gowns, too and of course, mine. I had fallen in love with one dress but Mila vetoed my choice, "I cannot let you wear that!" and of course, she was right. She found what was right for me in the right color (and it was actually less expensive than the one I had picked for myself). Just last month our youngest son announced he is getting married THIS Labor Day in San Francisco. We took his bride-to-be to White Swan and thanks to superb service, she was able to get her dream dress on short, very short, notice. As I write (June 07) I am at our west coast home but needless to say, my MOG dress is coming from White Swan!

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★★★★★

When I needed a dress for our oldest son's wedding, one of the shops I visited was White Swan. At the time they were in a crowded place with hardly any parking, not the fabulous place with lots of parking they moved to last year. I was thrilled with my MOG gown for the summer wedding (2003) and so purchased another for son #2's wedding (Fall 2004) vowing to return if and when my daughter got married. She was married last year (June 2006) in an absolutely stunning gown. Expensive? Yes! And worth every cent! She tried on a dozen or more gowns and sometimes Mila would say, "That one is NOT for YOU!" which made us all laugh. She was absolutely right! Mila has a terrific eye for what works on what woman! We purchased the maids gowns, too and of course, mine. I had fallen in love with one dress but Mila vetoed my choice, "I cannot let you wear that!" and of course, she was right. She found what was right for me in the right color (and it was actually less expensive than the one I had picked for myself). Just last month our youngest son announced he is getting married THIS Labor Day in San Francisco. We took his bride-to-be to White Swan and thanks to superb service, she was able to get her dream dress on short, very short, notice. As I write (June 07) I am at our west coast home but needless to say, my MOG dress is coming from White Swan!

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You'd be surprised from the outside that the store actually carries a fairly large selection of colors and styles of wedding dresses because the window displays are hideous. They pick the most outdated, ugly dresses to display. Parking is difficult and the customer service isn't great, however their selection (and ability to customize and restore gowns) are appealing. Their pricing is probably a little more than average, but I think that is reasonable considering the custom work they are able to do.

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★★★☆☆

You'd be surprised from the outside that the store actually carries a fairly large selection of colors and styles of wedding dresses because the window displays are hideous. They pick the most outdated, ugly dresses to display. Parking is difficult and the customer service isn't great, however their selection (and ability to customize and restore gowns) are appealing. Their pricing is probably a little more than average, but I think that is reasonable considering the custom work they are able to do.

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After going to so many stores where I really got good service, White Swan was a disappointment. I did not appreciate the feeling that they were really trying to sell me whatever dress was more expensive instead of whatever dress was right for me. They have a decent selection, but I did not feel like they were okay with me shopping around, they were pushy about the sale.

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★★★☆☆

After going to so many stores where I really got good service, White Swan was a disappointment. I did not appreciate the feeling that they were really trying to sell me whatever dress was more expensive instead of whatever dress was right for me. They have a decent selection, but I did not feel like they were okay with me shopping around, they were pushy about the sale.

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They are very helpful and knowledg about dresses and styles, and Mila was not pushy at all (only person I had experience with). Best of all, they keep the tags on the dresses so you know they are from designers...many stores take them off and so you have no idea if you have a knock-off or not. Not pushy, good selection.

PROS: Tags still on dresses
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★★★★☆

They are very helpful and knowledg about dresses and styles, and Mila was not pushy at all (only person I had experience with). Best of all, they keep the tags on the dresses so you know they are from designers...many stores take them off and so you have no idea if you have a knock-off or not. Not pushy, good selection.

PROS: Tags still on dresses
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This store is nice and spacy but their selection left something to be desired. On the moderate price end of wedding gowns, the dresses were nice but nothing too special. The service was not very attentive, but that was fine as sometims in bridal stores it tends to be TOO attentive. A good place to visit.

3
★★★☆☆

This store is nice and spacy but their selection left something to be desired. On the moderate price end of wedding gowns, the dresses were nice but nothing too special. The service was not very attentive, but that was fine as sometims in bridal stores it tends to be TOO attentive. A good place to visit.

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The size of the store is not very large, but you will be amazed when you walk in. It is jam packed with a huge variety of styles to suit different customers' preferences and needs. I saw several promising possibilities when I shopped there. They also customize new gowns and/or restore old gowns. There are only a couple of employees in the store at a time, so if they are busy, it's hard to get help. However, it is an acceptable situation for such a specialty store. The store is right on Rt. 123 and only a few parking spaces are available. I would highly recommend visiting this store to at least look at what they have to offer. Their pricing is above average, but not extremely expensive. Considering the quality and work that go into the dress, you cannot expect the pricing to be comparable to those discounted bridal wear stores with mass production items.

PROS: Large selection of styles with in-store display.
CONS: Parking, wait time for service.

4
★★★★☆

The size of the store is not very large, but you will be amazed when you walk in. It is jam packed with a huge variety of styles to suit different customers' preferences and needs. I saw several promising possibilities when I shopped there. They also customize new gowns and/or restore old gowns. There are only a couple of employees in the store at a time, so if they are busy, it's hard to get help. However, it is an acceptable situation for such a specialty store. The store is right on Rt. 123 and only a few parking spaces are available. I would highly recommend visiting this store to at least look at what they have to offer. Their pricing is above average, but not extremely expensive. Considering the quality and work that go into the dress, you cannot expect the pricing to be comparable to those discounted bridal wear stores with mass production items.

PROS: Large selection of styles with in-store display.
CONS: Parking, wait time for service.

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