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Erica Lynn · Getting married on 03/06/2022
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
Suzi Rebecca Wright · Getting married on 05/29/2021
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
Ashley L · Getting married on 03/12/2021
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
Michelle Chewens · Getting married on 03/08/2021
Intimate & meaningful shopping experience!
Denise and her staff run a fabulous little boutique dress shop in Connecticut. The experience was everything I could have hoped for. She had a beautiful selection of dresses and did a great job helping me figure out exactly what I was looking for. Once I said 'Yes,' she had champagne waiting and a little gift bag as well. I would highly recommend Persnickety Bride if you're looking for a intimate and individualistic shopping experience!Sent on 12/01/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for your lovely testimonial!!! I am so happy you, your mom and your sister drove from Cornwall on Hudson, NY to come to the shop. I so enjoyed our time together and was thrilled that you found your beautiful Lola dress with US!!! So supper exciting! It is terrific that you were able to come during the week as it is so great to give a more personal experience to my brides. Thanks again for becoming a Persnickety Bride! I can't wait to see you and "the girls" again soon! If you need anything else please let me know xoxo Denise
Riley McEwen · Getting married on 12/09/2020
I found The Persnickety Bride after a google search of bridal stores in the area. I can't say enough good things about the store, my experience and especially Denise & her daughter Erin! I came with my mom, one sister & bridesmaid. Denise listened to what I wanted, helped me select several gowns to try on and offered her advice on each one. She helped me find my dress within my budget and I love it! We had a morning appointment and had total privacy. She truly made me feel like it was MY time to shine (Which is was) & she made my experience completely stress free, which is so important since everything wedding is typically stressful. I highly recommend The Persnickety Bride to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, cost effective bridal gown. Thank you Denise & Erin!!Sent on 12/01/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Riley - I had the best time with you, mom and bridesmaid. I loved the gown you selected it is so perfect for the plan you have for your celebration! I can't wait to see how the rest of your planning unfolds - thank you for such a lovely review. Like I tell my brides all the time - no stress. Just relax and you will feel it happen! xoxo Denise
Diana Newman · Getting married on 10/17/2020
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
Jamie B · Getting married on 10/09/2020
I got my wedding dress at The Persnickety Bride and I couldn’t love it more! Lori and Denise were very friendly, helpful and were genuinely excited for me. I had a great time and am so excited I found my dress at The Persnickety Bride!Sent on 12/06/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Jamie you looked absolutely beautiful in your wedding dress. It's so romantic. Can't wait to see your wedding pictures! Thank you for your lovely review! xoxo Denise
Caitlin Jones · Getting married on 08/29/2020
11/10 dress shopping experience
Denise (the owner) was FANTASTIC, and helped guide me to find the dress of my dreams! I had tried dresses on at other boutiques, but when I came to The Persnickety Bride was impressed by the variety of inventory, the sincere helpfulness of the staff, and the stylist's ability to assess what I wanted/felt comfortable in rather than pushing me in a certain direction. At no point did I feel like I was being rushed or pressured, which has happened at other bridal shops. Would recommend 1000x overSent on 02/04/2020
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Caitlin I so enjoyed my time with you and your mom. I was so happy that we were able to find the dress of your dreams. I'm am always so happy when I get to explore choices with brides that have an open mind to try different dresses on and styles. You looked great in everything you tried on - but there was that special something extra with your wedding dress that was just undeniable. I am so happy she was your choice and I can't wait to see her come in and see how beautiful you are going to look in her. SO excited!!! You and Mom are welcome to stop in any time at all in between and if you need help with custom stationery, favors you name it I am here for you!!! xoxo Denise
Carolyn Bradshaw · Getting married on 08/15/2020
Before my appointment at The Persnickety Bride, I had tried on so many beautiful dresses, but couldn't articulate what was missing. When I came in, Denise had me describe the vision for my wedding and within 15 minutes I was in my dream dress, speechless. She turned what had been a stressful, uncertain process into an unforgettable experience that I will cherish forever. I am honored to be a Persnickety Bride, thank you Denise and team!Sent on 12/08/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:My Dear Carolyn - you looked so beautiful today in your wedding gown. the straps came out awesome! Thank you for your lovely testimonial. I love to have brides visualize in words what their plans are for their wedding. Understanding their style and what really feels right and beautiful for each individual young lady is so important in finding the perfect wedding gown. If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us. xoxo Denise
Lindsey Flanders · Getting married on 08/01/2020
There are not enough words to describe how amazing of an experience I had at The Persnickety Bride with Denise and her staff is (but I will try!) I had been highly recommended by a friend to put Persnickety on my list during my search process. I had planned a long day with multiple gown appointments, and Persnickety was the last stop of the day. From the first moment my family and I met Denise, we knew it was going to be memorable! Denise was personable, kind, thoughtful, and helpful from the beginning. I was indecisive on my first visit, but Denise encouraged me to get more information and options on the designer I liked by attending a truck show. At the trunk show, Denise and Anna were outstanding and found me my gown! Their personalized, patient, and thoughtful approach was exactly what I needed to be able to find my dream gown! I cannot recommend Persnickety Bridal, Denise, and her team enough. Any and all brides would benefit from Denise’s experience, friendship, and support. THANK YOU PERSNICKETY!Sent on 02/09/2020
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Dear Lindsey - You know I really try to hone in and listen to what my brides need and want - so does Lori. It is only by listening and looking at body types and hearing about your style and the styles of the wedding you are envisioning that helps us find the gown that will work for you. I hate when my girls get disappointed because I know through our vast selection there will be that "ONE" - it happens - you just need to talk it through - in your case it came during the trunk show and my god what a wedding gown you ended up with - a stunning beauty of a dress - that now of course we have in the shop. I can not wait to see you on your wedding day. So classic and beautiful. Thank you for your lovely review - it means the world to us here and I certainly can speak from Anna at Justin Alexander - we try so hard to make the experience awesome. Thank you for becoming A Persnickety Bride xoxo Denise
Rachel Fogarty · Getting married on 07/25/2020
Grateful for this shop!
I got my wedding dress at The Persnickety Bride and it was the best experience! Denise, Lori, and all of the staff were so friendly and welcoming. I worked with Lori who was so kind, understanding, and took the time to help me find my dream dress. I was working with a shorter time frame since I went shopping 6 months before my wedding date. I was worried that I wouldn’t have time to order a gown but Lori made sure I got the perfect dress, and would have it in time! This bridal shop has such a beautiful and unique collection. I’m so glad I’m a Persnickety Bride! Thank you Denise and Lori!Sent on 01/11/2020
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Rachel you looked absolutely gorgeous in your wedding dress. It is so romantic - you are going to rock it. We had such a joyous time with you and Lori and I couldn't be happier that you are a Persnickety Bride!!! xoxo Denise
Emily Simmons · Getting married on 06/27/2020
Felt like a queen :)
I'm currently in the process of working with Denise from The Persnickety Bride but am having such a wonderful engagement that I wanted to write a review now.Sent on 06/24/2019
Right when I stepped in the shop with my mother and future MIL, I felt like family. Denise was so warm and welcoming along with her right hand-gal, Lori, who helped me in the dressing room and made me feel uber comfortable with what dresses fit me best. She listened to my concerns and helped accommodate with other gowns.
Because it was such a great experience, I think my happiness encouraged me to choose a dress that I later had second thoughts. Needless to say, I was a mess and felt terrible.
Long story short, my moms and I explained the situation and Denise was nothing short of understanding and empathetic to the situation. She invited me to come back, try on more styles and wouldn't you know it - I found THE dress! Even when I was thinking of making certain adjustments, she was on the phone with the designer's representative right then and there to take care of it.
I highly recommend this bridal shop to all future brides. It's more than just looking for a dress. It's a whole experience and feel like the queen that you are :)
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Emily you and your mom and further mom in law are awesome! It is my belief and that of my staff that we are here to facilitate all that your need to make your wedding the most memorable day of your life. It is especially wonderful when we have clients like you that come in with a big smile and excitement and make finding your dress, accessories, stationery and anything else we do a partnership in creating a joyous wedding celebration. You melt my heart kiddo and that basically says it all - you are forever a Persnickety Bride. xoxo Denise, Lori, Emily and Christiana
Ashley Heimbuecher · Getting married on 06/14/2020
From the time I made an inquiry about making an appointment, to when I walked out having purchased my dream dress, Persnickety Brides was AMAZING! After scheduling my appointment (all online, which was awesome!) I received a dress survey page where I was able to pick dresses that fit my perspective style. The day prior, I was sent a reminder email which also asked who I was bringing so they would be greeted by name (which they were!) I then was sent a personal text from Denise the day of my appointment. The multiple contacts really made me feel at ease. Parking is fantastic, and my elderly grandmother had no issues getting around the salon with her walker. Denise made everything so easy! (Also, a big shout out to her daughter and her daughter’s friend! They were organizing the dresses and helping us stay on track, thanks ladies!) The dresses were already waiting for me, and I found my dream dress in no time! I was slightly nervous that there wasn’t going to be enough inventory …boy, I was wrong! Every dress is stunning and there is ample selection. My mother even purchased her dress that she will be wearing to my wedding at the appointment as well! I highly recommend Persnickety Brides and I cannot wait to continue to work with them through my wedding planning process!Sent on 09/20/2019
Kelly Dubin · Married on 12/07/2019
WOW WOW WOW I don’t know where to start on a review for Denise & her team. I shopped for my gown all over CT, NY and even a handful of stores in Texas. I must have been to at least 20 shops and tried on hundreds of wedding dresses. I’m very indecisive and was HATING the wedding dress shopping process… until I walked into Persnickety Bride! The shop is a beautiful boutique with the most gorgeous dresses (which her and her team keep very well maintained) from a variety of designers all with different styles. Denise and her team are incredible – they are patient and helpful throughout the whole process and don’t try to pressure you (like many other shops I went into). They have great ideas on how to tweak any dress and make it EXACTLY what you are looking for – and not to mention FUN! My mom, my sister and I had so much fun when we were at Persnickety! Because we had so much fun finding a dress at Persnickety, we also did our stationary – the invitations went out a few weeks ago and I can’t count how many texts/phone calls my mom and I have gotten commenting on how beautiful the invitations are! Stop looking around and go let Persnickety take care of your wedding!Sent on 08/28/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Kelly my Kelly - thank you so much for your beautiful review. I feel like we are family now. I totally adore you and your mom - we have such a good time together. Thank you thank you for becoming A Persnickety Bride. I loved every minute I spent with you guys. Plus I thought picking paper out was super easy. Definitely a little easier than the dress - but we made it through that process as well! I am sure I will see you again when your veil comes in!! xoxo Denise
Hannah Horvath · Married on 11/16/2019
I could not say enough great things about Denise!
Denise and her team at The Persnickety Bride were absolutely amazing! From the moment I stepped into the store for my appointment, everyone was so personable and helpful. Out of the different places I went while looking for a dress, Denise had the largest selection of dresses in a wide variety of styles. All of the dresses that I liked prior to my appointment on the look book AND were in my price range were already pulled out for me to try on, which made trying on different dresses a lot less intimidating. Based on what I liked and didn't like, Denise then pointed me towards other dresses. She also was exceptionally helpful in talking through how different dresses could be changed/altered in whatever way I would need (fuller skirt, more A-line, etc.). Aside from the gorgeous selection of dresses, Denise's personality and investment in me finding exactly the right dress made my experience wonderful and I cannot wait to wear my dress on my wedding day!Sent on 02/13/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Hannah you were such a pleasure to work with on finding your wedding gown. You really had a great sense of what worked for you and what you loved. That's really what it is all about. We try to be there emotionally for our brides as well as be sure that we have great dresses for them to try on and feel beautiful. It's your wedding - the start of your new family. We want you happy and joyful and never stressed out. Can't wait to spend time with you again my dear xoxo Denise
Carolina Cadavid · Married on 11/03/2019
Magical Wedding Dress Shop!
The Persnickety Bride provided the most personal Bridal experience I could ask for! It is a small local shop with a great personal feel and touch that Denise and her staff certainly delivered on! They really listened to what I wanted and were able to help me reach my bridal dreams! It was so easy, the process was nothing short of magical ♥ can't thank this team enough for helping me find my wedding dressSent on 01/29/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Dear Carolina - Thank you for your lovely review! We love making our brides and their families feel special. It is a special time in your life and you deserve the best experience ever! It was so great having you in with your family and friends. I really enjoyed our time together and most importantly the fact that you were "stalking" our Justin Alexander dress - did make it pretty darn simple on our part!!! LOL :) I am so happy you found your beautiful dress - it is stunning and I can't wait to see it on you! Talk soon! xoxo Denise
Rachel Girouard · Married on 11/02/2019
Denise and her staff are incredible! So warm and friendly and full of spunk! They will help you find the perfect bridal gown, mother of the bride gown and flower girl dress! Simply amazing experience!! I highly recommend them!Sent on 01/14/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Dear Rachel - thank you so much for your lovely review! We Work really hard to give everyone an awesome experience! My staff and I look forward to seeing you again soon! xo Denise
Emily · Married on 11/01/2019
Denise was absolutely amazing, and her staff was so attentive and helpful! They made picking out a dress easy, fun and enjoyable. They treated myself and my family absolutely wonderful and made the process so personal. I really felt like the most important part of their day, and have no hesitation referring any other brides to them. You can’t go wrong! So happy I found them and got my wedding dress from them. Thank you Denise and girls!!Sent on 06/19/2018
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Emily is the BEST!!! First off I have to tell you she knew the dress she wanted to be put into... at the time we didn't have the Look Book on line to go through gowns (or I dont think we did ) but she knew she liked our Marissa gown. I put her in several fit and flairs - but when I put Marissa on her - she just casually looked in the mirror and said something like "yup I'm done - this is the one - this is the one I saw on line - I love it - this is the one"... with that we popped the Prosecco - I totally love your energy and you look terrific in your dress. I couldn't be happier for you Emily and am looking forward to working on your wedding stationery when you are ready!!! Thank you again for becoming A Persnickety Bride and putting up such a beautiful testimonial - it means a lot to me and to my staff!!! xoxo Denise
Trevor Reynolds · Married on 10/26/2019
The Persnickety Bride - A Must visit for Wedding items!
We ordered our Save The Dates, Invitations, and favors (stemless wine glasses with our wedding logo engraved) from The Persnickety Bride.Sent on 08/09/2019
I highly recommend them. Denise and her staff went out of their way to help us and we are so happy with the results. We felt like we were part of the Persnickety family!
They also have a variety of other options for you.
The Persnickety Bride is the place to help with the design and look of your invitations. Please check them out - you will not be disappointed.
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Dear Trevor and Michael - I loved working with you guys so much. It was a pleasure to do your wedding invitations and your custom glasses as gifts. I love when I can support and celebrate love - it is important that wedding vendors support and celebrate those that are committed in their love for one another and committing their love in the bonds of marriage. I thank you both for becoming members of The Persnickety Bride family!! xo Denise and the ladies of The Persnickety Bride
Mariana Souza · Married on 10/19/2019
I am sooo happy i found this boutique being recommended by so many people on a facebook post. I Super recommend The Persnickety Bride in Newtown CT if you’re looking for your perfect dress! Denise and her girls are super fun and awesome, they have a big selection of beautiful gowns, they made my experience stress-free! & pricing was very reasonable! If you’re looking for THE place this is where you need to go!! & i would pick them again if i had to! ;) i recommended all my friends there! You won’t be disappointedSent on 03/31/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Oh my sweet Mariana - how much fun did we have in finding your gorgeous dress! You looked absolutely beautiful and I am soooo happy to call you a Persnickety Bride and have you in our family!!! xoxo Thank you for the lovely review. I appreciate it and so does my staff! Let me know if you need anything else!!! xoxo Denise
Megan · Married on 10/13/2019
I am a Persnickety Bride!
From the start, my experience at The Persnickety Bride was absolutely incredible. Denise was so flexible, understanding, and really made me feel so special. She makes the appointment very personal and so much fun. Bridal gown appointments can be a bit nerve wrecking, but at The Persnickety Bride you become family! Almost every dress I tried on was absolutely stunning that it was hard to pick! I found my dream dress here and I cannot wait to get it in so I can put it on again! Denise is keeping in touch and is helping ensure the rest of the process goes smooth! I am so happy that I can call myself a Persnickety Bride!!!!!!Sent on 01/05/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Thank you Megan - I had the absolute best time with you and your family! I try to make every experience personal because this is a huge time in your life. This is your time to shine and feel special. xoxo Talk soon! Best, Denise
Alexis Walker · Married on 09/21/2019
I could not have imagined going anywhere else for my wedding dress. Denise was phenomenal and the Leann belter dress I picked out was a dream and actually picked out by her based on what I had liked. You will make a mistake if you go anywhere else!!!Sent on 11/07/2019
Lauren · Married on 09/20/2019
The BEST ever!!!
Denise is AMAZING!! I brought my mother, 2 sisters and future mother in law with me. Denise made us comfortable from the second we walked in. She had all of us laughing and enjoying every minute of our time with her! She knows her dresses so well and was able to pick out exactly what she knew would look good on me! I feel so lucky to have found her and had such a great experience!! I highly recommend!!Sent on 01/03/2019
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Lauren you ladies were a blast! What I love about our shop is that we are all about having fun. I believe in looking at my bride and getting down and focusing on what is going to make her smile from ear to ear! I honestly believe it is about listening and knowing your stock and what will look awesome on them. I love how your dress looks on you! It's perfect for your venue and you! Thank you for coming to us and becoming A Persnickety Bride xoxo Denise
Graysha · Married on 09/07/2019
Sent on 12/03/2018
It was such a pleasant experience getting my dress from The Persnickety Bride. Denise made it easy and stress free when searching for my dress. Other bridal shops that I had went to were quick to just grab anything off the rack, but Denise actually listened to what I was looking for. She made it fun and exciting, while accommodating the different opinions of my guests and found one everyone loved! I’m so in love with my dress and would recommend to anyone looking for their dream dress to come here! I drove over an hour to come here, and it’s definitely worth the drive for an amazing experience! Thank you so much!
The Persnickety Bride's reply:Graysha - you and your girlfriends are total sweetie pies! I really enjoyed working with you very much. What I loved even more was seeing you in your finished gown in a petite size. Graysha is petite and has a small frame - so when we created the petite size gown I was dying to see how it would fit on her when completed - it is absolutely gorgeous. Fits perfectly and I am so excited for your big day. It is going to be outstanding!!!! I totally love working with you my dear and let me know when you want to start your wedding stationery... xoxo Love, Denise
Shannon Bass · Married on 08/23/2019
Denise, the owner, is truly one of a kind!! Her and her gorgeous assistant, Kirsten, could not have made my experience a better one! They truly cared about helping me find the dress I looked my best in! I HIGHLY recommend them! They made it so fun and memorable for me! I can’t thank them enough! Denise is a crazy, energetic ball of fire!! She makes you feel like you’ve known her forever!! I’m SOOOO happy I stumbled upon this place!!! GO GO GO check them out!!!! You will NOT be disappointed!!!!Sent on 12/23/2018
The Persnickety Bride's reply:We honestly had such an incredibly fun time with Shannon and her BFF MOH Kelly. It was rainy out - miserable actually - she came in wondering would she find her dress. Sometimes the dress in your Mindseye is not necessarily the dress that you put on and fall in love with - so I am sure Shannon will tell you - always keep your options open. She did and allowed us to guide her to her dream dress! Shannon has a fabulous figure and height and wanted something very beautiful - sleek and something that would be like a NYC wedding (she is having it in CT at a beautiful venue) - her dress is absolutely gorgeous and so much a comopolitan chic and best yet timlessly elegant dress. Without question - she looks absolutely stunning and I couldn't be more happy that she came down from Wethersfield ct - (yes we have had a ton of brides from up there) Boston, and all over CT, NY, and MA! Shannon thank you for coming to us. Thank you for entrusting us and best yet thank you for having the joy!!! We love the fun and we love the joy!!! xoxo Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year! talk soon xoxo D