87 Reviews for A Bridal World
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I went in not knowing one bit of the style dress I wanted. The lady gave me several different styles to try on & then we narrowed it down to the one I absolutely loved. I walked out with my dress & vail that same day. It will need a little bit of altering because I’m so short but the dress fit wonderfully. They were amazing to work with & the price was unbeatable for the dress that I chose! I’d recommend to anyone!
They were All wonderful to me the entire time??
Trying to find a dress that meets my wild expectations, is within my budget, and within my city - was huge a challenge. I tried the chain stores, avoided boutiques over budget, and considered online purchasing.
On a whim, I popped into A Bridal World, a little shop on the corner of a strip mall. Though it doesn't show up front, they have a wide variety of bridal gowns in the back. After narrowing down what compliments me best, my associate brought out a dress suggestion. You can see where this is going. Fit like a glove and included everything I wanted from lace to a button down back and yes. Yes, it was in my budget.
My consultant pulled something that I hadn't even considered asking about. That characteristic is what puts this bridal store on the next level. Can't thank these ladies enough for their help and suggestions.
Julie, thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to let both us and future brides know about your experience at A Bridal World. We are so glad that we exceeded your expectations, and that we were able to help you find the dress of your dreams. Have a beautiful wedding!
Absolutely wonderful to work with! We weren’t expecting to find the dress at the first store we looked in, but Carole knows her stuff and we returned to purchase “The dress” a few days later. Their prices and kindnesses can’t be beat anywhere in the Raleigh area.
Very welcoming and friendly! I didn’t have an appointment but I came in on a Monday right when they opened so it wasn’t busy. I explained what I wanted and Carol Ann brought out 6 gorgeous dresses and I ended up saying yes to the first one! I had a really great experience and would definitely recommend this shop.
Tiffany, thank you for your glowing review! We were so happy you decided to stop by. We enjoyed working with you, and were so happy that you found the dress that was "the one." We're here for you if you need any more help. -Lucie Winters, manager
I had a great experience here! Everyone was very helpful and actually listened to what I had to say and were able to suggest dresses based on my comments. Highly recommend!!
Made an appointment the same day and had the whole place to myself. I went to find my perfect wedding dress with my mom right after Christmas! The sales lady was awesome, asked me questions to get to know me, my style, my wedding theme and everything else above! Which is what I was looking for. They have every style and even prom dresses. Highly recommend this place, I went a little over my budget, but it was definitely worth because I found my dress!
This place was amazing with helping me find my dream dress!
Loved that you got to take the dress with you at the end of the appointment. Loved how personal the appointment was, the staff was very interested in my story, and made me feel like I wasn't just a number.
Maggie, we enjoyed meeting you and your mother, and loved hearing how you met your fiancee. You are truly marrying a gentleman! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit, and that you found the perfect dress for your wedding. Don't hesitate to ask if you need any more help. - Lucie Winters, manager
The ladies were all wonderful and professional. I would recommend A Bridal World for anyone in RDU who's looking to get married this year. Great service and prices!
I had a great experience at A Bridal World. Carol was great to work with! She really listened to me, and after 2 separate visits, found me my dream dress! I highly recommend her! She is so sweet and very professional. She really cares about you as a bride, which is more than I could ask for.
Lindsay, we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to A Bridal World. Carol genuinely enjoys working with each bride, and she is so pleased that is shows. We're glad you found "the dress" that fit everything you wanted, and we hope your wedding was truly beautiful! -Lucie, manager
They clearly listen to your vision while using their expertise to find the perfect dress for you!
I visited A Bridal World on Saturday to try on wedding gowns for the first time. Kim was very friendly and helpful! She made me feel right at home. Kim tried her very best at matching gowns for me to try on to the ones I showed her on Pinterest. When I disliked a dress, she listened carefully to what I didn't like, and made sure to bring one for me to try on next that did not include the elements I didn't like. I fell in love with the third dress I tried on! This was astonishing to my family who came with me because every one knows how extremely picky I am! Kim did a fantastic job of helping me find my dream dress! I would highly recommend A Bridal World to any bride looking for a dress!
I made a last minute (as in the day of) and they were still able to see me! They were amazing, and the first dress I tried was the ONE! Loved it :D
My appointment was at 10am, the time the shop opens. As a firm believer in punctuality, I arrived at 9:55am. The doors were still locked, which is fine, but while standing outside, a woman working int he attached consignment shop let us in so we could wait in the AC. The owner of the bridal shop (Carol) was in the back and acted like we broke into the place. She insisted we were 15 minutes early and we corrected her that we were only 5 minutes early. She came to the front several minutes alter to let us into the bridal side and acted like none of that ever happened.
She had me fill out a form with my info, explained their policies, had us all use baby wipes on our hands, and then asked about what I was looking for. I understand the baby wipes and not taking pictures: this is true of many higher end establishments. However, I don't know why she bothered asking me what I was looking for because none of the dresses she brought out were anywhere close. The first thing they did was put me in a black fitting gown to determine my size, but she only brought me dresses that were 4 whole sizes bigger than that! She also made a comment about having 900 dresses in the back, but brought me only 6 ill-fitting, slightly ratty dresses that did not at all fit any description I gave her in the beginning. She also acted unbelievably offended every time I turned down a dress. She was clearly just trying to make the sale. She was rude to me, my mother, my maid of honor, and worst of all :her employees. The stylist assigned to me was clearly afraid of her, not allowed to look at me when helping me into the gowns, and constantly interrupted by the owner.
I also noticed that all designer labels had been removed from the dresses and this place has sewn in their own labels! When we were on our way out, I asked about the designer and details of a couple dresses and the owner would NOT give them to me. I asked repeatedly and she insisted that she had it written down.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear your visit was so unsatisfactory. Several of us noted that you arrived 15 minutes prior to opening - thank you for being prompt! Carol was surprised to find your party was in the store, as we were still prepping for the day. You let us know you were looking for a dress with a Sabrina neckline; we realized we had no Sabrina necklines close to your size. That is a unique style, not requested often. Rather than sending you off without trying dresses on, we offered you gown choices, of which you said you liked two, but your review indicates they did not meet your approval. Carol was training a new employee - it was her first day, and she assured us she was not scared but excited to be a consultant. It’s our policy to avert our eyes when assisting brides in the dressing room, as many women are uncomfortable with strangers staring at them while disrobing. The dresses you tried on were very tight in the hips, even after going up several sizes from your stated size, so based on your body type the dresses would not fit you perfectly and would need alterations.
Our store carries private label gowns, as disclosed on our website. Almost every store worldwide now carries private label brands; we are not the first. By their very nature, private labels don’t have websites, they don’t post photos online, and there’s no designers to spotlight. Every dress you tried on had a brand label in it, and no labels were removed. We are not hiding designers names, we are not selling any knock-offs, and we are not selling second hand gowns. Our boutique doesn't focus on name brands; we focuses on finding dresses of better quality and beautiful workmanship at a fair price. We wish you have addressed your concerns immediately with us, and we would like to know how we can work towards a solution to your complaints. We wish you the best of luck in your wedding.
Mrs. Carol was very attentive and made sure I got the exact dress I wanted. You can tell that she loves her job, loves helping you find your perfect dress, and has a wealth of knowledge about her industry. She is very true to your preferences and budget. I wasn't expecting to find a dress so quickly, as she was the first store I had been to and I fell in love with only the fourth dress I tried on. My only complaint is that I found my dress so quickly, I didn't get to go shopping more!! I know this is better in the long run, so I am happy with this outcome. I highly recommend A Bridal World!
Could not have asked for a better experience! They listened to me & helped me find my perfect dress.
They treated me like family and were very personable to make sure that I felt beautiful. They worked hard to make sure that I got exactly what I had envisioned in my mind.
I cannot say enough about this place! The first dress I tried on ended up being the one, but I proceeded to try on 5+ more and then leave for another appointment. We came back wanting to buy the dress but they had closed and the owner was locking the door as we pulled up. We BEGGED him and he graciously agreed to let me come in and buy it. His wonderful wife even let me try it on one more time with a beautiful veil for photos. They are the sweetest people and really do everything they can to make sure you have the best experience possible. Also, my original consultant, Brittany, was amazing. She listened to what I really wanted and she knew my body type and what would look the best.
I am so so happy I found this place.
Well, Cara didn't really beg; she asked in a nice way. Carol found enough reserve energy (it was a VERY busy day for all of our consultants) so she agreed to Cara's request.
When Carol saw the gown that Cara desired, Carol was reenergized. And the rest (as they say) is history.
I'm sure Cara will "knock his socks off" when he sees his gorgeous & radiant bride walking toward him.
Have a beautiful wedding and a blessed marriage - and please send us some pix.
Staff is very knowledglable I went there and explained what I was looking for and found the perfect dress within my budget and it was the first dress she brought back for me to try on.
Brittany was wonderful and helped me find the dress of my dreams!
I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with Carol and Brittany! I showed Carol a dress that I liked and had tried on the week prior and she was pulled a dress that was ten times better than the other and was within my budget! Carol has been doing this for a long time, she's attentive and surpassed my expectations with customer service and advice.
I also REALLY love the fact that I could take the dress home with me right away! While I'd planned other aspects of my wedding I left gown shopping to a tight time frame which had me in a slight panic. I waited until 4 months before my wedding date to start looking at dresses, and I quickly realized that this put me in a bind at other bridal stores to get the dress on time. I'm so thankful that I went to A Bridal World because I was able to have it immediately and in great condition- all of my nerves were calmed and the dress is simply stunning! I highly recommend that you visit them!!
Awesome experience, thanks Mrs Carol for making me feel so special.
I absolutely loved my experience at Bridal World. I was an out of town shopper and I needed to purchase an off the rack dress that was affordable and pretty. Well I found it at Bridal World. Everyone was so helpful and welcoming. I went to other bridal shops after I initially went to Bridal World but I found my way back later in the afternoon because my dream dress was there!!
Kim was amazing! I showed her pictures from my Pinterest page and she was able to find some great options based on that. She also helped me step out of my comfort zone and try on some styles I would have never thought to try on! She made me feel comfortable and was wry encouraging and honest about the way each dress looked.