The Persnickety Bride Reviews

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172 Reviews for The Persnickety Bride

Recommended by 99% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Marianne · Getting married on 07/03/2023

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Exceptional!

    I went to Persnickety Bride to get a wedding dress for vow renewals. My whole life I've been a tomboy, and can't remember last time I wore a dress, not to mention a wedding dress. I'm also petite size/small bust, and though for sure that would be an issue. Not so! Denise blew me away with her kindness, knowledge and patience. I was so lucky to find a gorgeous sample dress with price tag to match my budget. She made me feel so comfortable, and all the dresses she picked out were really perfect, but lucky for me I got a dress I would have otherwise not gotten if it wasn't for the sample sale. I highly recommend them, you won't regret it. You gotta check out the sample sale. Thanks to Denise for making this such a great experience, and for helping me find exactly the dress I had pictured. Denise, you're simply the best!!

    Sent on 03/31/2021

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Oh Marianne honestly you have made my day!!! I am so happy you came in and I can not wait to see pictures of you on your special day. That dress is simply gorgeous on you and with a little something in your hair and earrings you are going to blow everyone away!!! I am so thrilled you came to see us and most importantly that you were able to become a Persnickety Bride - much love and please send pictures! xoxo Denise
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    Rachel S. · Getting married on 07/12/2022

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Experience at The Persnickety Bride!

    I had the most amazing experience at The Persnickety Bride! When we went in for my appointment, we were immediately greeted with Denise's warmth and excitement. She had already pulled several dresses that I had seen on the website and wanted to try. Since my wedding was coming up in just two and a half months, she called her vendors to make sure that she only pulled samples that she knew she would be able to get in time. Prior to my arrival, I shared with Denise clear criteria for what I was looking for, and she listened to my requests. I tried on several dresses that were absolutely beautiful... but they didn't feel like "me" -- despite being exactly what I had asked for! I was feeling a bit confused and discouraged, but Denise brought in one last dress and said, "Humor me and just try this one on." I was skeptical because it has some elements that I had specifically told her I did not like, but I trusted her and tried it on anyways... and I absolutely LOVED it! I was shocked. This woman worked her magic and picked exactly the dress that suited my body type, my vision for my wedding, as well as how I wanted to feel on my day. Throughout the whole process, Denise was kind, encouraging, patient, and eager to help me achieve my goals. She clearly has a passion for her business and her enthusiasm is contagious. I will recommend Denise and her team to any of my friends/family who are preparing for their weddings. Thank you to the whole team at The Persnickety Bride!

    Sent on 11/02/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Rachel is a total love. I so enjoyed being around her and her mom. She is such a down to earth person and is planning a small intimate wedding with her fiance and family. In my heart I really knew the dress that would be her dress. I waited on pulling it because Rachel was pretty sure she wanted a dress with as little structure as possible. In the end, I did pull our Marissa dress that is just a gorgeous fit in flair with amazing boning and structure in the bodice. As soon as I put this dress on Rachel knew it was the one. Elegant, natural, with beautiful lace, lines that highlight the body beautiful and a stunning (but not to big) train - this non sparkle dress off the shoulder showed her beautiful decolatage perfectly. Rachel has great height - and my god she looks like a goddess in this dress. so so lovely. She has the cutest little pixie cut as well - so it just went so well with her personality and need for beauty and elegance. Stunning simply stunning. Rachel - I loved when you came back with mom and your godmother to pick up your dress - I am so excited to see pictures of your ceremony. Thank you for coming and becoming a Persnickety Bride. I loved having you as a client and am so happy you are part of our family of brides! xoxo Denise, Emily and Aeryn
  • Claire

    Claire B. · Getting married on 04/07/2022

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Literally amazing in every way!

    I honestly cannot say enough good things about The Persnickety Bride. I honestly loved this store and Denise (the owner) THAT MUCH. I had a strong feeling I'd find the right dress there the moment I walked in the door. I'd already been to a couple of bridal stores, but nothing fully "clicked" for me before Persnickety. Plenty of dresses had looked good and other owners were also nice, but no owner compares to Denise. Her store is beautiful and filled with incredible quality gowns, but it really was the kind of service she gives that I've never gotten anywhere else (bridal or otherwise). She set me up with an online lookbook before my appointment so I could identify dresses I like (however many or few you want!) and then she had those ready for me when I arrived. She took the time to have a quick zoom pre-meeting with me so we could talk about my wedding and she could really understand me, my style, and my wedding. She clearly cares, and that's what makes her so effective at helping connect clients with their dress. She is genuinely excited for her brides, and she really knows how to help match them with dresses, be supportive of their vision, and give useful AND honest comments (but only when they're wanted). She really knows what she's doing. I genuinely believe the right dress for every bride is at Persnickety Bride. You will not be sorry if you go here!!

    Sent on 06/25/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Claire - You and your mom were such a joy to work with today. I love how beautiful you look in your dress. It is stunning on you and of course will look more stunning when you walk down the aisle! I'm excited we can get it in before you move to Texas. Thank you for your incredible review. It really brought tears to my eyes. I can't express how much I appreciate the kind words of my clients. It pushes me forward to continue my craft in my own way and style that makes a difference in the lives of my brides and their families.
  • Erica

    Erica L. · Getting married on 03/06/2022

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Loved every minute!

    This is a one of a kind shop. I knew from the energy as soon as I walked in that I'd be purchasing my dress from The Persnickety Bride. The one-on-one appointments offered a much more intimate experience than other shops I've been in. Lori was so sweet and funny as I tried on dresses; she was honest, patient, and knowledgable. As for Denise- she is highly passionate, genuine, and she truly runs a beautiful shop. She took the time to send me kind messages before my appointments, which really helped to calm my nerves. This type of quality is unmatched! I'm so grateful! (and props to Denise's daughter for helping!)

    Sent on 01/26/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Erica you looked stunning in your dress. I am so happy with the fit and how joyous you look in it. If you need anything you know how to reach us. Thank you for your lovely review. It means so much to me, Lori and the rest of our staff. xoxo Denise
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    Niki · Getting married on 12/10/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing experience

    Denise and the whole team at The Persnickety Bride were top notch and so great to work with. I was introduced to the shop as they were a retailer who carried the dress that I had been dreaming of. I started my dress search at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, so I was nervous that I wasn't going to be able to get my dress in time, however, they handled the situation like true professionals. Prior to meeting in person, Denise set up a Zoom appointment to discuss my tastes and style preferences. She took the time to show me gowns on mannequins, which was super helpful in determining which dresses that I wanted to try on at my in person appointment. I had such a fun time during our Zoom appointments and in person appointments to try on dresses. Denise really knows her stuff, and not to mention is so fun to work with. She truly cares about her brides. I can't recommend Denise and The Persnickety Bride enough, you will not be disappointed!

    Sent on 08/01/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Niki - wow - how many times can I say wow - putting your dress on you yesterday was beyond amazing that dress - was just wow. We know its a great dress but you were absolutely stunning - you know we are totally here for you if you need anything else for the wedding. Thank you for the awesome review. I live every day for my girls (and you know you are MINE once you are a Persnickety Bride you are always a Persnickety bride) - my job is to see you smile from ear to ear and have people gaze at you on your wedding day - and say - wow she looks stunning.. I want it to be the happiest day of your life and create the memories and pictures that will last a lifetime of love, marriage and family. xoxo Denise
  • Rose

    Rose A. · Getting married on 10/16/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Dress Whisperer

    The Persnickety Bride and Denise are 5 plus stars.
    Denise spent a couple zoom meetings with me discussing not only my dress but dress options for my mother. When I walked in not only had she pulled dresses we discussed about but spent time finding dresses she thought would look amazing. Denise spent time really thinking about what I wanted and what would look best on my body. I will be referring to her in the future as the "dress whisper" because she really knows her stuff! The first dress was stunning and I LOVED it but we kept looking just to be sure. Denise encouraged me through the whole process to trust my gut. At the end when I had 3 dresses I was between she took me outside to try them on with a mirror and stand "COVID" safe and friendly without a mask! And outside is where I knew. If you've been unsure or lost or confused about what to wear, the dress whisper (Denise) is where you will find it! I cannot thank her enough. She even helped my mom find a stunning dress!!!

    Sent on 08/01/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Nothing makes me happier than being called "the dress whisperer" - actually I think it is just understanding our bride's needs and body type which is what drives me to find the right dress for our brides. A Persnickety Bride really has a good sense of self, but just needs that little touch and ability to find the right dress for her special day. It's about listening, and learning our bride - learning who they are and what makes them happy. I do amaze myself when I hit the nail on the head the very first time. It's a very fun and rewarding job and brides like you Rose are the reason I am so passionate about my company and our business! xoxo Thank you. Denise, Emily and Aeryn
  • Carolyn

    Carolyn D. · Getting married on 10/16/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Experience

    Denise is absolutely amazing! Not only is she quick to respond, BUT SHE LOVES WHAT SHE DOES! Her passion and joy completely comes through in ANY interaction you have with her. Even in setting up my appointment, I knew Denise would find my dress. The weeks leading up to my bridal appointment sold me on becoming a Persnickety Bride well before I found my dress. Denise makes you feel like valued as a customer and like one of her long-time friends right from the start. A truly unique experience - Denise takes the time to get to know you before your appointment so when the day comes, she knows your style and it’s really like hanging out with your close friend! Not only that, but I fall more in love with my dress each day. Great selection. Gorgeous dresses. Amazing experience.

    Sent on 08/24/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Your joy this past weekend in getting yourself measured for your beautiful custom Lea Ann Belter dress was magical. You and your mom were so excited to move on to the next step in your wedding gown journey. I loved your shoes and they were perfect for the dress. I can't wait to see both of you again. Thank you for the beautiful testimonial - I am just so happy to have all my beautiful brides glowing on their wedding day. Anything I can to to make it the best day ever - I am there!!! xoxo Love Denise
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    Sydney P. · Getting married on 10/11/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This is THE place to find your dress.

    I'm back home for the holidays from San Francisco and I thought I was going to pop into The Persnickety Bride, try on a few dresses and leave with an idea of what style and shape dress I would want to look for moving forward. Little did I know I would fall in love with not one but two dresses! Denis is AMAZING, she made looking for a dress fun, easy and stressless. Ahead of my appointment Denis called me so that we could FaceTime and get to know each other a little better. She wanted to know my story and see my face without a mask. (The Persnickety Bride is taking all of the proper precautions when it comes to dealing with covid 19.) I left my appointment totally torn but not once did I ever feel pressured to make a decision or purchase stress from the staff. After going back and forth between the dresses all night and consulting all of my closest friends I was still torn. I woke up the next morning with a little clarity when I received a text from Denis offering me another appointment that day if I wanted to come in and retry the dresses on. I was so happy to hear from her. I went back in, tried on the two dresses and said YES to the dress! Every single dress at The Persnickety Bride is stunning, of the highest quality and amazing on the wallet. Don't walk RUN to The Persnickety Bride if you want to find the perfect dress in an intimate stress free environment. I never thought finding the dress was going to be this easy. Thank you Denise for your amazing energy, thoughtfulness and love! What an unforgettable experience.

    Sent on 11/29/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    My Dear Sydney - God you are the sweetest thing! Thank you so much for the glowing testimonial!! I had so much fun with you , MOM and MOH! I am beyond thrilled that you became a Persnickety Bride. What fun we had - and I especially like when I can help a bride talk through the process of how she envisions herself on her wedding day. Your dress is absolutely breathtaking on you. You have a terrific figure and it shows it off beautifully. I love making my brides feel special and loved - it is all about you ladies. I just am glad that so many brides love the quality of our dresses and understand the care and joy I take in bringing these collections to brides across the tri-state and beyond. I cant wait to see you in your beautiful dress when it comes in. Thank you so much for your business and friendship - it mean a lot of me and my staff. xoxo Fondly , Denise, Emily, and Aeryn - The Persnickety Bride
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    Corina D. · Getting married on 07/10/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    What an experience

    Go to the shop and you won’t regret it!

    Sent on 06/19/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Thanks so much Corina for your review! You are such a sweetheart. Take care and I will see you again soon! xoxo Denise
  • Megan

    Megan P. · Getting married on 07/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    WOW WOW WOW! Absolutely incredible experience!

    The Persnickety Bride is hands down THE place to go if you want an incredibly dress shopping experience and a gorgeous dress. I can't say enough wonderful things about Denise and The Persnickety Bride! The store is filled with gorgeous, high quality gowns. Every dress in the store is absolutely beautiful. I ended up purchasing the first dress I put on! The minute I stepped into it, I burst into tears. It was so beautiful and Denise nailed my personal style. The dress is everything I dreamed it would be and more! Denise makes wedding dress shopping easy, personalized, and fun! She is so welcoming and an absolute blast. The level of customer service and care she shows for each bride is unmatched. I am so thrilled to be a Persnickety Bride! I can't imagine a better dress shopping experience. I am still over the moon! Thank you, Denise!

    Sent on 07/12/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Dear Megan, This has to be one of the most endearing testimonials. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have such a passion for what I do - and so much of this is driven by my brides. To be able just to learn about you, your fiance Eric, your plans for your wedding day. I was thrilled to have pulled the first dress that you fell in love with as your own. I always put brides into more dresses just to be absolutely sure - but when I got word that this was your dress and we had the second appointment set up - I was so happy for you. Congratulations - you looked absolutely gorgeous in your dress! Can't wait to work on the rest of your wedding planning with you.
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    Lauren · Getting married on 06/26/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Come here if you want all your bridal dreams to come true!

    Review
    Where do I even start! The Persnickety Bride was my first bridal shop. Before I came in, I was given a personal lookbook link to favorite the dresses they had. Denise FaceTimed me the day of and we talked a bit without masks about my wedding style, venue, etc. It was quick, but made me feel like she cared about me and wanted to be prepared. And boy was she - they had all my favorited dresses out and ready for me to try! Every dress I tried, Denise was quick to clip me with various very strong clips that made each dress look like it fitted me perfectly. She asked what I liked and didn’t like, and we refined my style with each new dress she pulled. For those concerned about COVID, we all wore masks, her darling daughter steamed/sanitized each dress after I was done considering it, and I was the only appointment at that time. Being an overanalyzer though, I wasn’t prepared to buy a dress at my first stop, but not once did Denise pressure me! Instead, she spent time educating me on the different fabric qualities, the production times, and the designers, and cautioned me to ask other shops “this” and look out for “that.” I went to 2 other shops, and from the weak binder clips that flew off the dress if I moved (making me feel insecure), to their unsolicited opinions and pressures to buy a dress that day, leaving each made me appreciate Denise even more. Let me tell you, I RAN back to Mama Denise!! She gives constructive criticism only on the dress itself if you ask (“this drop waist isn’t as flattering as those natural waists”), points out all the beautiful intricacies of the dress, and gives you the space and time to think for yourself. She makes the process so fun that time just flies by. She’s fiercely loyal to the bride, supporting your choices and emphasizing your happiness first and foremost. She’s the only bridal vendor who has made me feel like a special, unique bride with my own vision, and not just another sale. I wish I could get married every year (to my same fiancé of course lol) just so I could spend more time trying dresses with Denise! I can’t stop singing her praises and if you visit her, you’ll feel the same. Walking into her shop was the best bridal decision I could’ve made (other than saying yes to my fiancé) - it truly is a one-of-a-kind one-stop shop and I can’t wait to go back for other items! Thank you Mama Denise for taking care of me and making my dress dreams come true!!

    Sent on 09/23/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    My sweetheart Lauren - OMG you just made me cry!!! Honestly - I love having the connection that I do with you. It means so much to me that my brides find what makes them truly gorgeous in a wedding dress. You and I clicked from the moment we spoke. I am glad you went and educated yourself on other dresses. I'm happy you had your beautiful wedding dress brought in for you as a loaner. You put careful thought into purchasing your dress and you really knew what you loved. That is all I can ever ask - is that my brides work through the processes in choosing the right dress for you - from the time you will be in the dress to how you will accessorize it. All of this is part of making you - your most beautiful you!! Thank you so much for becoming a Persnickety Bride. I am excited to continue our journey together during this exciting time in your life. xoxo!!! Fondly, Denise
  • Anika

    Anika C. · Getting married on 06/12/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Dress & Equally Amazing Online Shopping Experience!

    Love, Love, Love the Basix evening gown that I purchased from Denise and her team. I have been searching online for this dress for almost a year, and when I saw it come up in response to my search inquiry, I was super excited! Being that I am in Georgia, and the dress boutique is located in CT, I was a little apprehensive about making such a big purchase. I sent Denise and her team an email and voicemail Sunday afternoon and first thing Monday morning, Denise returned my call and provided ALL the details and information I could ever request. In addition, she texted me live photos of the dress. I also looked around the website and read other reviews, which were all glowing. The ordering process was easily conducted via phone and my dress arrived in less than 2-days! Denise was very engaging from start to finish, and her assistant in the shop that handled the purchase was equally engaging and pleasant. Even though I was not in person, I felt that I had the same personalized service she would give her in-person clients. In sum, I highly recommend purchasing if you are hesitant about making an online/out of state purchase from The Persnickety Bride! It will be a great investment and smooth out of state/online purchase.

    Sent on 12/18/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Anika! All my brides, mom and beautiful ladies like you get the Persnickety treatment! We are here to make you experience wonderful! I am so darn happy I have you to wear that lovely dress. It is awesome and as soon as you have a gala or somewhere to go - you better be sure we get a picture!!! Thank you so much for your review of our e-commerce service!!! We are trying to get more and more people purchasing that this is a great way to get it done! xoxo Have a fabulous holiday season and all the best in the New Year!
  • K

    Kelsey · Getting married on 06/05/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful and affordable stationary

    We just put our save the dates in the mail last night and cannot help but feel so grateful to the Persnickety Bride. I did not think it would be possible to actively plan my wedding during a quarantine but Denise and Emily helped it go off without a hitch by using zoom meetings and email. I am a very hands on person but it was easy to put my trust in Denise and Emily; their expertise and advice with all things bridal is so comforting. You also cannot beat that personal touch when it comes to doing your stationary via the Persnickety Bride vs DIY alternatives. There were many things I would have never even thought about that Denise brought to my attention. This process was not only easy but so much fun! I cannot recommend the Persnickety Bride enough, they are fabulous!

    Sent on 06/17/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Awwwww Kelsey thank you for such a lovely review. You just made Emily and my day!! We totally love our brides, grooms and families and I am proud to say we are dedicated to creating a positive and happy experience for everyone. These are very trying times - but I am very fortunate to have great staff and wonderful clients. I am so happy that you found our work diligence and "persnickety-ness" to be fun and helpful. We LOVE doing Zoom appointments for paper and think it is a great way to connect with our couples and really give a great run down of product. We are sure to pick awesome paper for you as we know what we provide. There is a lot of trust in the process and we are so happy we provide that piece of mind!!! Thanks again and you know we are here for you for the rest of you planning xoxo much love - Denise, Emily, Lori and Aeryn
  • Suzi

    Suzi R. · Getting married on 05/29/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The best little bridal boutique

    I came to Persnickety a couple months ago and instantly fell in love with their dresses and staff. I had so much fun trying on gowns and just spending time in the store. I knew that I would be back again to get my prefect dress.
    When I came back it was like we were all old friends and they knew exactly my style and what dresses I needed to try. I loved how personalized the experience felt. They really are just spectacular at what they do.
    I have found the perfect gown that feels like it was made for me. I am so proud to say that I am a Persnickety Bride :)

    I would highly recommend this shop!

    Sent on 03/01/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Suzanne I was so happy to see you come back to the shop with your Moms bestie "Auntie" and your girlfriends. You have such a great support system of women. It was so sweet to meet your mom via FaceTime to go over each dress with you. You looked beautiful in so many of our dresses - but YOUR dress is extremely gorgeous and so perfect for you. It's elegant and timeless and you look stunning in it! I am so happy that you joined The Persnickety Bride family. Thank you for your business and most importantly your friendship. It means the world to me and all us ladies here at The Persnickety Bride!! xoxo Denise
  • Dani

    Dani · Getting married on 05/22/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best Wedding Dress Shop!!!

    The best shop! Denise is so knowledgeable, fun, and makes you feel like you’re at home and have known her forever!!! There is an incredible selection but you never feel overwhelmed by the choices, 100% recommend everyone to go find their dream dress here!!

    Sent on 10/13/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Dani - you are such a doll. I had such a great time with you and your family. You did a great job in narrowing down your choices. You picked such a gorgeous Justin Alexander Signature dress!! Thank you so much for becoming a Persnickety Bride!!
    xoxo
    Denise
  • Samantha

    Samantha C. · Married on 05/06/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The most special experience

    The best, most memorable part of my wedding planning experience (so far) has taken place at The Persnickety Bride with Denise and her girls.  It's hard to decide where to start because there are a million and one reasons why this bridal store is so special.  From the moment I made my appointment online, Denise made me feel like family. She reached out and talked to me about how I can prepare, what I should bring and what I should think about before arriving.  They offered an online portal where I could browse through all the dresses and favorite the styles I liked.  Based on that, they pulled them all ahead of time so when I arrived it was organized, efficient, and zero stress.  Upon arrival, the store was ADORABLE, so clean, and felt like a fairytale.  They had two huge fancy chairs where my Mom got to sit and feel special.  Denise herself was a little ball of energy, who we fell in love with immediately.  She was warm, funny, and just overall someone you want to spend time with.  Now - to the dresses.  After sitting and chatting for a few minutes, Denise said "I know which dress I want you to put on first."    Let me tell you ... this woman knows what she is doing.  Before the first dress was even zipped, I burst into tears.  I knew it was mine as soon as she threw it over my head! It was just like I saw in the TV shows... when I made my grand exit my Mom burst into tears too.  From that point on, Denise was patient and encouraged me to try on all the other dresses I selected.  Nothing matched that first dress - I said "OBSESSED WITH THE DRESS!"  I appreciated how they wanted me to utilize my full hour appointment, they did not rush me, and once I decided we had a champagne toast celebration.  I'm now working with Denise for Save the Dates, Invitations, etc.  Denise and her team of girls are so delightful and fun to work with.  If you want an experience to remember, go to the Persnickety Bride and see Denise! 

    Sent on 08/03/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Samantha - the joy on your face when you put on your dress is what makes my heart so happy in this business. There is nothing like a bride to be looking and herself with such excitement and knowing that she was in "the one" - it's a pretty darn special moment for me - especially when I just pick up the dress and put it on the bride. Now I have to say this happens a lot in our shop - brides don't realize that this all comes from listening to the bride. Looking at their body and more listening. Samantha was literally shocked - but she was absolutely stunning and gorgeous in her dress - there was no doubt in any minds - but as usual I make them get into a bunch of other gowns to be absolutely sure. Especially if this is your first "rodeo" at a shop!!! I am so thrilled that you are so happy honey - you look gorgeous and I love that you are using your sister's veil it looks awesome with the dress. Can't wait to see how your invitations and other items come out now!!! Love working with you and mom - I hope you continue to enjoy your journey as A Persnickety Bride xoxo Denise , Emily and Aeryn
  • Samantha

    Samantha · Married on 05/01/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Top Notch!

    Denise and the girls made me feel so welcome and happy and I couldn’t be more happy to say that I am a Persnickety Bride! They were all so wonderful to me and my family! They brought in a loaner from the designer for me to try on and it was my DREAM DRESS! I’m so grateful for everything Denise and the girls helped with, not only in helping me pick my dress but the atmosphere of the salon, and making me feel comfortable and happy.

    Sent on 01/03/2021

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Samantha that is what we strive for is pure happiness of our brides. I can' tell you the joy it gives me to see a bride to be feel so so good in her wedding dress. That feeling of " I don't want to take it off" it what makes me passionate about what I do. The fact that I go and examine every gown and really review the quality of everything that comes into my shop (believe me I am a stickler) I just get such joy from my brides and their families. I am thrilled to have you in the fold of The Persnickety Bride family and I know you are going to look gorgeous on your wedding day!! If you need anything at all please let me know. xoxo Denise
  • Nichole

    Nichole V. · Married on 04/03/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Lovely, speedy service!

    I never had the joy of coming into this lovely bridal shop, but they truly came through for me in the week leading up to my wedding and I’ll be forever thankful!

    During my final dress fitting a week before my wedding, I realized a back drop necklace would be the perfect finishing touch with my wide open back. Unfortunately a week was a tight turnaround and I was searching frantically high and low for this special piece.

    My friend started calling bridal shops in CT to hunt one down and finally got in touch with Persnickety who sent her pictures, got in touch with me and shipped the most gorgeous piece the next day. It was stunning with my dress and I can’t wait to wear it on other occasions too!

    Sent on 04/16/2021

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Oh Nichole - aren't you the sweetest thing. Yes I remember when Emily took that call. I am so happy we had the drop for the back of your necklace. It looks really pretty and we are so happy we brides like the unique pieces we offer in our shop. We ship throughout the US and have made many a bride happy with our on line service. Thank you again for purchasing at The Persnickety Bride. Please be sure to tell all your friends about our shop. We have many Stamford brides to be looking for dresses, invitations etc. We are a quick ride up from lower Fairfield!!
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    Ashley · Married on 03/12/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding Dress Fun!

    The Persnickety Bride had a great selection of dresses. I walked in not what I wanted and it was stress free. So many beautiful options to choose from and friendly staff who were so very helpful. I was planing on wearing a simple "little white dress" for my elopement and then a gown for a later reception; however, I was able to find an amazing dress that could be ready within 2 months. This was a pleasant surprise since I did not think that could happen and did not need to compromise on the style I would have chosen to get something in a short time period. To add to their great customer service, they were able to provide me the name of a trusted seamstress nearby for any alterations. Couldn't have had a more wonderful experience.

    Sent on 11/12/2019

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Ashley I simply LOVE the "Whitney" dress that you purchased. I remember Lori coming to me and saying how quickly you were getting married (In Central Park - so romantic) and then the family event I think it was like a week or two later. I was so so so happy to find that dress in a size 4 in the warehouse just waiting for you!!! I was like what a gift. We got it in a few days and off you went to our seamstress. Your wedding pictures were so beautiful and I remember the day of your reception you came in with your husband to grab a hairpiece. Honestly - for someone who was able to do it "on the fly" - you ended up with everything you could have wanted and we couldn't have been happier to help you out. I can't say that it happens all the time - but it did happen for you! Thank you so much for becoming A Persnickety Bride and congrats on the start of your new family!! xoxo Denise
  • Ashlie

    Ashlie · Married on 12/05/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Experience!

    I am so happy when a specific dress led me to The Persnickety Bride. I was feeling pretty down about dress searching during a pandemic but I had so much fun with my appointment with Denise that I pretty much forgot I was wearing a mask. Having the zoom call before hand was such a great idea! The store is so pretty and Denise was so awesome and helpful! I felt so at home every time I came to the store which really helped me be able to come to a decision. I so highly recommend going here for your dress!

    Sent on 06/30/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Totally love my Ashlie girl! She and i had the best Zoom chat to start off with that i had a good sense of what she was looking for. i do love my Actress brides (i have so far had three of them) and each of them bring out the best in me. They have all had great drama vibes -like they are talented fun loving and just want something that is so them!!! Ashlie was trying to keep to her budget (which was a decent one i may add) but i didn't want her to go over budget to be happy. Well she found one of our beautiful Justin Alexander Signature dress that was ridiculously beautiful on her and gave her the grandeur, romance and spectacular look that she wanted to achieve. - Best off she bought it right off the rack! She got a super price on this beauty and with some added touches of her own design - I can't wait to see the wedding pictures - i am so so excited!!! Ashlie - thank you for becoming A persnickety Bride - you are awesome and i am so glad you found us!!! xoxo Denise
  • Heather

    Heather D. · Married on 11/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolute Perfection!

    Persnickety Review

    Without Persnickety Bride, I may have had to postpone my October 2020 wedding. After working closely with another salon in Connecticut to design a custom gown, and having my dream dress turn into a full-blown nightmare, I came across The Persnickety Bride online. With only three weeks left until my wedding, and no dress to wear, I had very little hope of finding a wedding gown. Immediately upon calling Persnickety my fears were allayed when Emily answered the phone and told me that they would be delighted to help me select the perfect gown. In fact, she emailed me a “look book” within minutes of our conversation, and she also scheduled an appointment for me for that very afternoon. Being able to look through the dresses online before my appointment was incredibly helpful and when I arrived at the salon, the dresses that I had selected online had been pulled and were ready for me. Both Emily and salon owner, Denise were incredibly warm, friendly, and accommodating. Within minutes I found a Justin Alexander gown that was absolutely gorgeous, but too large. Denise assured me that she could not only find the dress in my size, but have it in a matter of days. She also connected me with a seamstress who guaranteed to have the dress altered intime. After what had happened at the previous salon, I was skeptical that all of this was possible, but also hopeful because Denise and Emily had, thus far, delivered everything they promised (and more!). Within days of my ordering the dress, Denise called to let me know that it had arrived. She was able to get me in to try it on that day to try it on and it was perfect! She is my “Fairy Bridemother.” She delivers what she says she will and more. In fact, when we had a last-minute change to the wedding -- the addition of a flower girl less than a week before our nuptials -- Denise was the first (and only) person I called. To say that she went out of her way to accommodate is a massive understatement. She means business! Dresses were selected via the telephone because I had no opportunity to go to the salon. She took my flower girl’s measurements, sent me pictures of what she had available, and sent a dress within 24 hours! She is an absolute miracle-worker and a resolute task masker. In short, if it can be done, Denise will get it done. There’s more than that, though. There is such a personal touch at her salon. So much so that I felt like a member of her family. Denise understands how important a wedding gown is and she ensures that you will feel beautiful on your wedding day. My experience at Persnickety was a wonderful one. I highly recommend them to future brides.

    Sent on 02/18/2021

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Heather - you brought me to tears. I opened this business after years of doing bridal stationery and hearing that people were being treated like a number. That the shops wouldn't even talk to a mother who is shelling out over 5,000 on a dress from "prestigous" shops. That is wrong. As many of my brides know I have been in business selling to major corporations since 1991. At one point my consulting business was over 5 million a year in the publishing and record business. I own Persnickety Promotions which brought me to doing bridal stationery. This has been a journey of the soul for me. I run this business because of the love of meeting brides and their families and bringing joy. I was brought up to treat everyone with respect and deliver the service that I is expected of me. I deliver 100 percent to my clients and nothing less. My staff is expected to do the same. We live by the rules that you treat others as you wish to be treated. Everyone no matter how big or small a financial client - you deliver service, joy and honesty. This is the reason I started my bridal business is to stand behind all that we do and deliver joy and happiness to our clients. That is what we are "Persnickety" in all that we do. I am so grateful that you were lead to us in your time of need and that we were able to help you achieve the joy you deserve. Love you my dear and after we all get our shots we are doing dinner!! xoxo Denise and the Team at The Persnickety Bride
  • Marta

    Marta · Married on 11/06/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Denise is your fairy godmother!!!

    I absolutely loved working with Denise and her team. She helped me find my perfect dress. I went in about 3 times before I truly found the one and only dress. She’s even helping me customize a jacket to go with it. She has excellent quality gowns and vendors and is always looking out for your best interest.

    Sent on 05/27/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Marta you and your mom are so much fun to be around. You look so gorgeous in your Justin Alexander dress. I loved seeing the picture you sent after the dress got sent to your moms house (darn covid)!!! I now can’t wait to see what the jacket is going to look like - I know that Irene will do an awesome job!! Thank you so much for becoming a Persnickety Bride it means a lot to me and to my entire staff!!
  • D

    Diana N. · Married on 10/17/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    All Brides should be Persnickety Brides!

    The Persnickety Bride gave me an experience I will never forget. Denise and the rest of them team were so personable and focused on me from the moment I walked into the shop. She made sure to listen to what I wanted and what I was looking for in a dress, and I found the one that very same day! I will be forever greatful and I hope all brides choose to become a Persnickety Bride!

    Sent on 03/10/2019

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Diana you looked radiant in your dress and the matching veil. The joy that you had with that wedding dress really touched me. It is one of our favorite dresses here at The Persnickety Bride and we are so proud to handle the Justin Alexander Signature line of wedding dresses. They are truly spectacular works of art, from the crepes, to the hand beaded dresses they are truly masterpieces. I get very excited when a bride purchase one as the quality is incredible and the look amazing. I'm also so grateful to Marianne my past bride for bringing you and your mother in the shop. We love our intimate setting and are so happy you enjoyed the way we work with our brides to make it a very special experience. Thank you for your lovely review and more importantly = thank you for becoming A Persnickety Bride xoxo Denise
  • Claire

    Claire R. · Married on 10/17/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Made Ordering Invitations Easy!

    Denise and Emily were incredibly easy to work with and VERY responsive. I used them for my wedding invitation suite, but since we were all in quarantine due to Covid, I wasn't able to visit in person which made me nervous, but they answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. We had our initial Zoom call in which I was able to let them know my thoughts and they were able to take it from there! Every step of the way, there was ample communication and I never felt like I couldn't ask a question or address a concern. I highly recommend!!

    Sent on 07/15/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Dear Claire - thank you for your lovely review. We thank you so much for putting your trust in our group here at The Persnickety Bride, especially our dear Emily who handled your project. Handling your invitations via a Zoom appointment can be daunting, but I know the work we produce and just know our clients will be happy with the results. Your positive review will let others know that whether they live near or far, quarantined or not, we can do it all for them. Through zoom or live in person we are here for all our brides. Thank you again for becoming a Persnickety Bride. If you need anything at all favors, monogramed robes, or any other accessories, jewelry -gifts for your maids and groomsmen - we are here. You can purchase on line or call us. We are all about your big day and beyond. Much happiness always xoxo Denise, Emily and Aeryn
  • L

    Lauren · Married on 10/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A wonderful experience!

    I would rate Persnickety Bride a 10 if I could! Denise was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is incredibly knowledgeable and warm. I recommend Denise and The Persnickety Bride without hesitation.

    Sent on 08/19/2020

    The Persnickety Bride's reply:

    Lauren I am so happy that I was able to find that gorgeous Calla Blanche dress for you. It is literally perfect for you, your day and for your venue. I am so excited to see pictures of you wedding. If you need anything else please know that we are hear for you!! xoxo Denise , Emily and Aeryn