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Jillian · Married on 11/10/2020
Great dress experience
I did not end up buying my gown from Weddings 826, but I had a wonderful experience with Sarah trying on gowns. She made me feel heard and comfortable and the gowns were a great value. Plus, the salon is super cute and the fitting rooms are MASSIVE. You should absolutely make Weddings 826 part of your dress shopping experience.Sent on 03/22/2020
Liz T. · Married on 12/14/2019
Adorable shop and great dresses for the price!
My second appointment of my big dress shopping day with my mom brought us to Weddings 826, and it did not disappoint! The shop is adorable, cozy, and the staff is very welcoming. My bridal assistant, Kayla, was so sweet and asked lots of great questions to figure out what I was looking for. She quickly knew my style and brought some gorgeous dresses (she seemed to have a great memory for their inventory too!). Their appointment slots are one hour, which is a tad short for someone who's just starting to dress shop. That being said, Kayla was kind enough to let me go over the hour so that I could re-try my two favorite dresses to snag pics and compare. Although I ended up finding "the" dress at a different store later that day, I cannot recommend Weddings 826 and their lovely staff enough!Sent on 02/01/2019
elena · Married on 08/17/2019
Amazing service right here in the city
Both my sister and myself have worked with Weddings 826 at this time. You will not find a better team in the city. Everyone is professional and goes the extra mile to make each bride feel special and like a priority. They work with exceptional tailors that can transform even the most difficult of fabrics and styles so that the dress fits like a glove! Suzi has exceptional attention to detail and years of experience that is invaluable. We cannot recommend Suzi and her team enough!Sent on 10/01/2019
Rachael Norton · Married on 06/22/2019
Helpful and professional staff with wide variety of dresses
Weddings 826 saved me! I bought a dress from another store in December for my June wedding. When the dress didn't arrive as scheduled in March, I was left scrambling for a new dress 3 months before my wedding. Weddings 826 helped me find a lovely (off-the-rack) dress and their in-house tailor, Brian, got the alterations done in time. For such a small place, they have a wide selection of dresses, both off-the-rack and order-only. They are extremely professional, organized, friendly, and caring, and I cannot thank them enough for helping me out of a pinch! Thanks Suzi and Brian!!Sent on 08/01/2019
Amy Gonzalez · Married on 05/26/2019
Wedding 826 - exceptional service!
Wonderful experience! I did not purchase my wedding dress at Wedding 826 but they were able to help me alter my dress only two days before my wedding. After several visits to a different alteration shop (and clearly disappointed with this shop), Wedding 826 very patiently helped me. I would not have expected them to do this especially since I did not purchase my dress from them. However, they could tell that I was disappointed with the fit but they wanted to ensure that I was happy with my day. They went over and above what I would have expected of them. Thank you so much for being flexible and accommodating!!Sent on 10/25/2019
Cf @@ · Married on 03/30/2019
My daughter did not buy her dress here but we went there for alterations. Suzi could not have been better!!! She worked with our schedule and was there every step of the way. Suzi was so comforting —- she made you feel very comfortable about your decision to entrust them with your dress. Suzi was a professional throughout. I would recommend wedding 826 to anyone. They also have beautiful dresses and accessories.Sent on 04/03/2019
This is truly the place to go for all your wedding needs!!!!!
Lindsay · Married on 10/06/2018
So professional, so flexible & great options
BEAUTIFUL dresses and fantastic customer service! They're very flexible - they made last minute changes to my dress without showing an ounce of stress.Sent on 10/20/2018
Nicole · Married on 09/01/2018
Of all the vendors we worked with for our wedding, I can honestly say that Weddings 826 was my favorite! After an unsuccessful/disappointing weekend of trying to recreate "Say Yes To The Dress" with my mom & future mother-in-law in town, I popped into this cute little boutique by myself on a weekday afternoon (with no appointment) as a dejected bride-to-be. By that point I had been to at least 8 other stores and tried on upwards of 30 dresses. I knew the look i wanted but just wasn't finding it. The owner, Suzi, very sweetly greeted me when I walked in and offered to help me poke around their closets to see if I saw anything I liked. I did indeed find something that was *CLOSE* ... it was just missing some sparkle. Suzi assured me that their resident tailor, Deb, could add some custom beadwork that would get the dress the rest of the way to what I wanted. The design process with Deb was always fun and very collaborative. Never once did she make me feel like a bridezilla, no matter how much bling I asked her to add, changes I requested, or even when I changed my mind on a few things and then asked her to undo her hard work a week before the wedding. I made multiple visits to Weddings 826 over the course of many months and each time they greeted me with a smile and a friendly offer for a glass of champagne :) I'm beyond thrilled with how my dress turned out, and the the dress / customization / alterations were all very reasonably priced. To Suzi, Deb, and the rest of the staff - THANK YOU for making my wedding dress dreams come true!! I'll be back to visit xoxoxoSent on 09/21/2018
Jordan · Married on 08/18/2018
I only purchased accessories here but had a fabulous time doing so! I brought my dress and one friend with me and Jordan helped me. She was so nice and accommodating. We were offered champagne when we arrived and I gave Jordan an idea of what I was looking for. She brought me some great options for jewelry and I ended up selecting some beautiful rose gold drop earrings and a silver and rose gold necklace. Would highly recommend Weddings 826 for all your dress and accessory needs!Sent on 08/29/2018
Jennifer · Married on 07/07/2018
Weddings 826 went above and beyond amazing service in helping me source my wedding dress in time for my wedding and get the alterations I needed. They took the time to call the designer to help me get the specific dress I wanted much earlier than another store had told me, and they were able to do the alterations and work with my timeline (when another store wasn't willing to do so) even though I ended up being six months pregnant at my wedding. Suzi is extremely personable and professional, and the seamstress Deborah gave me great advice on the alterations and did a beautiful job. They were worth every penny, and I couldn't have been happier with them!Sent on 08/05/2018
Shelly · Married on 06/10/2018
I had a wonderful experience with Weddings 826. I was drawn there to shop for my gown after a close friend had a fantastic experience the year prior. I came in with a particular idea on silhouette (A-line). My consultant had my try on several options but followed her intuition and expertise and put me in a fit to flair, which looked incredible and gave my mom her jaw-drop moment she was waiting for. From that first consultation, to my fittings, to accessories, everything was seamless. I got so many compliments on how my gown matched my personality and style and made me standout in the best way possible. I highly recommend Weddings 826 for all brides to be.Sent on 08/16/2018
Rebecca · Married on 06/02/2018
Weddings 826 was great! I got married out of state, but was in Chicago to shop for my dress. They were great at letting me come and try it on a few times before I was sure and they worked with me to order my dress (one of their exclusive boutique designs) and ship it to me. A month before my wedding I realized I wanted a belt and was visiting Chicago, they helped me find the perfect belt for my dress and gave me a discount because I'm one of their brides! I have received only compliments on the dress and how well it fit both my body and my personality.Sent on 06/22/2018
Rachel · Married on 10/14/2017
I wasn't really thrilled about wedding dress shopping, having always struggled to find dresses that look right on me (big bust, tiny waist, bit of a tummy, short torso, and curves everywhere does not make clothes shopping easy for me). After getting engaged I was hesitant to even get a traditional wedding dress. But after shopping, and picking out my wedding dress, at Weddings 826, I was finally on board with being--and looking--like a bride.
The shop itself is adorable; quaint and cozy, without any of the overwhelming feelings that other bridal salons can have. The staff was super friendly, offering us water, coffee, and/or champagne as soon as we walked in.
Don't let the somewhat minimal amount of dresses in their front space fool you; there's a ton more dresses stored in the back (I think they just put the newest ones out front). I found a couple I wanted to try on in the front room, and after telling my consultant the types of styles I was looking for, what I definitely was not looking for, and my concerns, she went in the back and grabbed a bunch more options for me.
I tried on several dresses I liked, and eventually found "the one." I opted to use Weddings 826 for my alterations, too, and was thrilled to not have to seek out another vendor to do that. I was hoping to make my strapless dress work without having to wear a strapless bra underneath, but after two fittings where their seamstress did her best to make that happen, it was clear that I would need a strapless bra afterward. I called them asking for a quick pop-in appointment between my second and final fitting to try the dress on with the bra I had just purchased, and they were very accommodating.
A lovely space with a wide variety of dresses (and accessories! I got my earrings there, too!), and a friendly, helpful staff, I would highly recommend making Weddings 826 a stop on your dress hunting mission.Sent on 12/16/2017
Concy · Married on 08/12/2017
Weddings 826 is absolutely wonderful. I didn't purchase my dress from there, but they did all of my alterations and were just great to work with. I should also note that although I didn't purchase my dress here, every time I went into the salon there were more and more absolutely stunning dresses. I easily could have found my dress here! However, instead I bought my dress in Michigan,and later learned that the salon I purchased it from would not be able to do alterations. Weddings 826 took me in and treated me like one of their brides from the beginning. They made sure my dress was absolutely perfect, and are now having it cleaned and preserved for me.Sent on 08/27/2017
Olivia · Married on 08/12/2017
I went to Weddings 826 VERY early on in my engagement to have a dress try-on with my mom and some close friends. I had no intentions of buying a dress at that point (18 months before my wedding), but I was so glad that the helpful staff at Weddings 826 did not try to aggressively push a sale. With that in mind, I knew I wanted to use Weddings 826 somehow in my wedding because I did have a wonderful experience there. I ended up buying my dress out of state, so I instantly knew that Weddings 826 would be my go-to for alterations. Deborah was fantastic. When my dress came, it was a full size too big (I was on the cusp of that size...and then lost weight before the wedding), so she helped take in a LOT of fabric. Further, I put her creative skills to the test by ordering a strapless dress, but wanting straps. Deborah wowed me when she took parts of the excess lace I had ordered and crafted beautiful and delicate straps, piece by piece over my shoulders. NO ONE knew that the dress had been strapless to start because the straps were so seamlessly integrated. If you are living in downtown Chicago, you MUST get your alterations done here.Sent on 09/29/2017
Jennifer · Married on 07/15/2017
Weddings 826 bridal shop in Lincoln Park was the perfect place for me to find a dress. A lovely shop with warm and welcoming interior. Suzi is amazing! Attentive, passionate, kind and so patient. She is very professional and gracious. She really went above and beyond. Suzi was attentive to what I had in mind in terms of style and suggested a few dresses. She patiently brought out those gorgeous dresses and allowed us to take our time to decide which would be perfect.
I highly recommend Suzi and Weddings 826 for an intimate dress shopping experience.
Sent on 10/16/2017
Karen · Married on 07/14/2017
I am so glad to have found this place! My dress was absolutely beautiful! I received soooo many compliments on my wedding day and after! From the moment I stepped foot in, I knew I was going to be in good hands. They welcome you with some tea, coffee, or even champagne! The lady helping me (Michelle) listened to everything I was asking for. She grabbed at least 10 dresses for me to try on and they were all beautiful! She worked with my budget (1,500-2,000) as well. The rooms to try dresses on are NOT closest sized (can't say the same for other places such as David's Bridal). And after you put on a dress, you get to come out and show it to your friends/family in a designated area! How cool! I recommend any future bride out there to check this place out. Unlike other bridal stores I visited, the ladies that work here don't pressure you into buying a dress. They just want you to have fun, enjoy trying on dresses, and hopefully help you find your dream dress! I did! :)Sent on 07/31/2017
Bridget · Married on 10/08/2016
I wanted something beautiful and unique within my budget of $2500. I went to Weddings 826 and found THE perfect dress for only $1400! I was amazed at how gorgeous, detailed, on-trend and reasonably priced their dress selection was. The Lincoln Park flat feels so Chicago and the champagne and private rooms make the experience. I was very happy with my dress and received tons of compliments. Would definitely recommend.Sent on 02/16/2017
Meredith · Married on 10/01/2016
I purchased my dress from a different store but Weddings 826 completed the alterations. I could not be happier with their work! First off, the store is gorgeous and the staff is extremely professional. I felt the the pricing and timing for the alterations were a great value and I did not feel rushed. They definitely ensure you are happy with the final result. When you pick up your dress the day before (or of) the wedding, they clean and prep your dress beautifully and even give you a checklist to keep it pristine. I definitely recommend Weddings 826 for any bride looking for a dress or alterations. (Married Oct 2016)Sent on 10/30/2016
User4857239 · 2+ years ago
Found this cute little boutique in Chicago. Just the right amount of dress, it wasn't too overwhelming. I found my dress a year and half before my wedding. Very affordable prices, not the Chicago price tag you would expect to pay. I also got my alterations done here. Deborah did a beautiful job taking my dress from a size 10 down to a size 4. Also had a custom belt made, beautiful work. Weddings 826 was on top of everything they even fit me in for a "just in case" fitting 4 days before my wedding.Sent on 10/02/2016
Alisha · Married on 09/10/2016
Found my dream dress in a dream boutique! It was within my budget and was able to be customized to make it exactly what I wanted. Never shown anything but the utmost respect, attention and care!Sent on 09/26/2016
User4614362 · 2+ years ago
They made finding my wedding dress a fun and stress free experience. The dress I chose could not be more perfect for me and the price is great for the quality. The staff were very friendly and accommodating; all in all I would definitely recommend them!Sent on 02/02/2015
Courtney · Married on 06/25/2016
I had a great experience with Weddings 826 and loved my dress I found there. They made the process fun and easy and I was able to leave my dress there the entire time and do all of my alterations there. They even let me come in a few days before the wedding just to try my dress on one more time when I was feeling a little uneasy as to how it would fit.Sent on 06/29/2016
User5350909 · 2+ years ago
I absolutely loved this store! Although I did not find my dress, the service and consultants that work there were amazing. I would recommend this place to everyone looking for the wedding dress!Sent on 08/16/2015
Linsay · Married on 09/12/2015
This is the first place I went wedding dress shopping and where I ultimately purchased my dress! Anna did a great job in listening to what I had in mind and pulling things that were within the scope of that. I highly recommend it as a place to start when you are shopping because it's smaller and less intimidating. I initially went shopping with my mom and sister but didnt buy and came back later with my bridesmaids to try on again. When I was sure it was "the dress" they served us champagne to celebrate! Such a lovely little shop :)Sent on 10/01/2015