The experience while picking out my dress and the selection gets 5 stars. However, the dress was $4500 (fair, because of the designer) the alterations however, $650. I almost fell over when they told me that but they know it's convenient. My MIL and friend are both seamstresses & one does wedding gowns, they were thrown back by the price. BUT I was still happy with the service so I paid it. Fast forward to my wedding day- I took my dress out of the bag for the first time & put it on. There was a rip just under the bra line!! to me it was very noticeable but for 4500 there shouldn't even be one thread sticking out. I emailed the store and got a prompt reply, which I was impressed with. However... Ever since I sent them the images of the dress rip they haven't responded back. Just beware and check your dress before leaving the store!
I purchased my wedding gown from Sophies Gown Shoppe in October 2018 for my wedding in June 2019. Livia was my consultant and she understood exactly what I was looking for. She showed me several dresses that fit my vision and she was the one ultimately that pulled out my dream dress. I never felt pressured to purchase the dress and I returned with my family a week later to show it to them. The dress was within my budget and fit my vision perfectly. The dress came in on a timely manner in March 2019, which is when I had been told it would come in. I was able to keep my dress in the store until I picked it up for my wedding. I also had my alterations done at Sophies Gown Shoppe. Everyone on the alterations team was great. They were clearly all very knowledgeable on how to alter the dress so it fit me perfectly. They were also able to help me with some suggestions with my crinoline underlay when I was having issues with the fit of it. The alterations were reasonably priced. Overall, my experience with Sophies Gown Shoppe was a positive one. It was a great experience picking out my dress and showing it to my family. As well, the alternations went very well and I was very happy with the way the dress fit me.
Gordana is amazing! She made shopping for my wedding dress fun and easy! We went back to see her for our bridesmaid dresses and she was great! She makes the experience fun and has a lot of knowledge and experience. Thank you :)
The first email response I got was very short, they didn't even say hello is some emails. When I got there they had a ton of dresses. They were eager to order the one I had seen at another shop so that I can compare it to the one I sort of liked at their store. However, they were really pushy and asked for a deposit about 4 times before I sternly said I was not going to give them any money at this point until I tried the other dress on. The consultant quickly said she wasn't trying to pressure me, but she really did lose the sale at that point. The store where I bought my dress was at Michelle my Belle in waterdown (closer to home) and they were lovely!!! Their initial email was so warm and friendly. I went in by myself before bringing the family and they were so supportive. The first dress they picked was exactly what I described and more. They made me feel like I was a family member and not just dollar signs. Thanks for reading and I hope this helped!
Sarah Schumann Johns
I just got married and couldn't be more thrilled with my wedding dress. Everyone loved it! Anna made my experience so much fun at Sophie's Gown Shoppe (a nice change from the previous store I had gone to) and helped me every step of the alterations process. If your searching for your perfect dress, I highly recommend, and they have many plus size options to try on rather than just holding dresses up to your body.
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