Member Since: 12/21/2013
My mother and I had such a wonderful experience at European Bridal! We initially stopped in on the way to another bridal gown appointment in the Reading Bridal District. European Bridal carried the designer of a dress I had to see! Although the store did not have the dress to try on, they went above and beyond to help me figure out what I liked and didn't like. Mary helped us find and try on several dresses, even after she was made aware we had another appointment at another store to make. We were so impressed by their customer service and beautiful wedding gowns that we returned after the other bridal appointment. European Bridal was able to contact the designer of the dress I originally wanted to try on. Then, had a sample shipped to their store within 2 weeks. When we returned, they were just as pleasant and helpful as the first visit! After I decided on 'the dress,' they brought out a bottle of champagne for myself and my bridesmaids! They had completed a photo shoot earlier that day (I think) and were sharing the leftovers. Regardless, this was a very nice gesture and a lot of fun for everyone!
I cannot say enough positive things about this boutique! During each of the two visits, we always felt welcomed and never pressured to purchase anything. These attributes made for a very relaxed wedding gown purchasing environment. I would highly recommend!
Member Since: 11/14/2013
I had gone to 2 other wedding dress stores ( in Reading ) before going to European. I cannot even express the joy and happiness I have for this boutique. When you first walk in the door you immediately feel the beauty and the quality of gowns surrounding you. It took me about 30 mins to find my perfect dress. I had a few ladies helping me out with fitting and questions and they were amazing. They knew everything about the customization of the gown I had chosen and gave me a lot of ideas and insight about the designer ( OLVI ) that I had gone with. This is the only bridal boutique in reading that had the long sleeve lace gown that I was looking for. They made my dream gown come true.
Member Since: 3/19/2014
I spent a day in the bridal district on 3/22/2014. I went to European Bridal first. I had an appointment with Shirley, who was very nice and excellent. She asked me what I was interested in and my price range (I told her $1500 or below) and she picked 10 + gowns that were within my price range. I found 3 that I loved, which was alot, and I couldn't decide. I then went to another appointment down the street and went to a few of the discount stores to try to buy a dress off the rack. I consider myself a discount shopper, but I really did dislike the experience at the off-the-rack shops. I also went to Lace Couture (I think that is the name) with an appointment and the attendant was not nearly as helpful or as good as getting me into gowns and clipping my gown to fit. I did find other dresses that I liked that day, but in the end, I was still thinking about the first 3 dresses from European Bridal so I went back. Shirley made time for me again, this time without an appointment, and helped me try on all 3 gowns again (a few times) and she never made me feel rushed. I ended up buying a gown that I would never have picked for myself, but Shirley found it and it was the one. The service I received from Shirley is probably what really sold me on the gown and the shop. I will remember my bridal gown shopping experience positively based on this experience, and I am happy for that! I am hopeful my dress will come as expected (they told me late August 2014 for my Justin Alexander gown) and that the alterations will go well as well.
Member Since: 1/4/2014
I live in Chicago but grew up in Northern KY and after several searches in the Windy City came home to do some bridal gown shopping with my mother...and boy am I glad I did! I was convinced there would be a better selection of dresses in Chicago but my Mother swore that "bridal row" over in Cincinnati had several great options and she'd selected the one she heard about from several friends - European Bridal. From the moment we stepped in the store Katie was pleasant, easy to work with and friendly; she took the time to listen to what I had already tried on, my likes and dislikes and brought me several stunning gowns to try on. Toward the end of our visit she said "one minute - there is one you need to try on if you love trains (I do)." It was a Justin Alexander with an extra, matching detachable train...and after weeks of searching I put that gown on and had my princess moment (or as I call it the Sound of Music moment....remember how Maria has that awesome long dress and walks up that super long aisle?!). Who knew the last dress at the last appointment would be the one. A BIG thank you to Katie for her instincts and patiences. The store is determined to help - they ordered the dress I wanted, ensured the belt it came with was what I wanted (Katie has to email me pictures back in Chicago), and even ordered a matching train from technically another sister dress to get me the look I wanted and get the dress in on time (did I mention it was March and I'm getting married in July 2014?!) My 4 star rating for service is only because in their excitement to get me what I wanted I felt for a moment they were going to try to convince me to order a dress a size down to ensure it would come in and not have to be rush ordered...I insisted on a size up to have room for alterations and not have to stress about what I eat the next 4 months...they made it happen - the dress arrives June 1! Beyond that they are a 5-star establishment all the way and on par with stores in Chicago in terms of dress selection, quality (and actually a bit more cost effective than Chicago - bonus!). I would highly recommend this store to any bride - you'll have a fantastic experience.
Member Since: 8/5/2013
Lots of selection. Dresses are pricy.
Member Since: 10/20/2008
I just bought my dress on 1/11/14 from here and I had the most wonderful experience! Mary was my consultant and she really knew what she was doing and worked really hard to give me the best. I didn't have a huge budget and this is a higher-end store but even then, she went out of her way to make sure she pulled dresses within my budget and did what she could make sure it was reasonably priced! She listened to what I liked, gave her honest opinion about each dress and when I found things I loved about other dresses (that were out of my price range), she'd find one that I could afford that had exactly what I was wanting! I ended up with the first dress she pulled out for me and canceling all my other appointments for the rest of the day! Not to mention, it wasn't what I thought I'd want but it looked so fantastic and I fell in love with it. I recommend this place 110% and I encourage you to let these ladies do what they do best...everyone there knew the product really well and created such a warm atmosphere.
Member Since: 7/29/2013
Today (1/11/2014) I purchased my wedding dress in your boutique! My consultant's name was JoAnn and she was honestly such an integral part of my experience wedding dress shopping. The minute I walked into European Bridal I instantly felt like a princess. JoAnn hand selected all my dresses based off my taste, was personally helping me in and out of every single dress, and was more than willing to give me her professional opinion with each dress I tried on! I can tell you that every other place I looked made me feel like I was just another bride. JoAnn went the extra mile to personalize my experience and truly cared about what I wanted.
Your boutique is absolutely beautiful, personal, and has made my experience wedding dress shopping one I will never forget!
Thank you so much for your incredible customer service!
A very happy bride
Member Since: 8/12/2013
I had such a great experience with Gena at European Bridal. From the moment I walked in with my mom, sister and niece, Gena was extremely welcoming and attentive. She walked me around the store to show me the various styles and encouraged me to try on different styles. The first dress I tried on was spectacular. As I tried on other dresses, I kept going back to that very first dress. At one point I thought I was in between two styles and she had me close my eyes to imagine that big day as I'm walking down the aisle. At that point I knew the first dress was for me, not to mention the tears it brought to multiple eyes. Gena was not pushy and was more than accommodating when I decided to leave the store for a few hours while I contemplated the decision (based on price) and waited for a future bridesmaid's input. Gena was also great with my 5 year old niece and gave her two tiaras which thrilled her! I'm so happy that Gena and everyone at European Bridal helped me to say "yes to the dress!".
Member Since: 6/21/2013
I walked into European Bridal just to get ideas for my dress late on a Saturday afternoon. I was by myself and I wasn't intending on buying or finding my dress that day and I did! The personalized attention, selection of dresses and boutique feel were all wonderful! I found my perfect dress and to I couldn't be happier. The team at European Bridal have been a joy work with and my experience there was fantastic! I would recommend checking out European Bridal to any bride-to-be.
Member Since: 12/8/2012
They helped me to find my dream dress! I was searching for a tea length dress and they helped me find the perfect one that I was searching all over for. Very nice ladies, very helpful
Member Since: 11/1/2013
We had such a great experience with European Bridal! The service was wonderful and they helped me find the perfect dress on my first day looking! The staff treated my family and me wonderfully. I would absolutely recommend European Bridal to anyone looking in the area.
Member Since: 3/15/2011
I was so happy with the selection and service at European Bridal. They take extra time to discuss your tastes and pick out choices specifically for you. After visiting the more "big box" bridal stores, European Bridal was a breath of fresh air! Loved my dress and hair piece :)
Member Since: 2/28/2012
A little bit on the pricey side but overall I loved my dress and the service was excellent.
Member Since: 1/25/2011
I was at European Bridal about a month ago and it was my third dress shop, and was by far the worst experience I have had so far. My consultant was friendly but I thought it was odd that I couldn't make any dress selections or even point out a few on the rack that I like. She insisted she would make selections based on what I liked. Second, you are not allowed to take pictures here - so far it is the only placed that I have not been able to. There was a dress there that was going to be in the running but since I wasn't able to show it to friends or family it has quickly lost its appeal. Finally, my appointment was over run my a manager. My consultant was doing just fine until this woman stepped in and took over. She was very pushy and told me there was no way I could like two dresses the same amount. She even asked my mom if I traditionally had a hard time making decisions. With plenty of places to look in Cincy, this place is not worth your time in my opinion.
Member Since: 4/9/2013
The moment you enter European Bridal your senses are in awe of the beautiful, romantic and elegantly decorated showroom. Exquisite gowns of lace, satin, organza and much more line the entire entry room. Your eyes are filled with anticipation and excitement.
The bridal consultants are quick to greet and welcome you to the store. Sincere congratulations on your engagement and inquires of dress appointments set the stage for a perfect fitting.
I had the pleasure of working with Shannon & Shirley. These duo of bridal experts listened attentively as I described my "dream gown". They as well as my wedding party were quick to pull gowns for me to try own. Contrary to belief, family members and friends are encouraged to choose their own ideas for your "ideal" gown!
Once in the dressing room, you feel as if you are the only person in the store. This is difficult to accomplish on a busy Saturday afternoon in August. My bridal consultants accomplished this effortlessly. The relaxed and supportive atmosphere that is created here is hard pressed to recreate.
Upon choosing a gown, every question I had was met or exceeded. No detail left unanswered. I had complete confidence leaving the store that I had made the right decision in saying, "yes to the dress" at European Bridal.
Member Since: 8/26/2013
This past weekend I went to European Bridal with the hopes of finding my dream wedding dress. My experience was amazing! The staff there was very professional, helpful, and genuinely interested in helping me find the perfect wedding dress at an affordable price. Mary was the consultant I worked with and she was incredibly attentive, patient and interested in having me walk her through what I did and did not like about certain dresses to pinpoint specific details I was seeking in my dress. The end result was spot on! I found a beautiful gown within my price range and felt absolutely spectacular! I highly recommend this bridal boutique to anyone looking to have a stress free, professional and fun dress shopping experience! You won't be disappointed! Thanks again European Bridal for helping me find my dream dress for my big day!
Member Since: 12/27/2012
European Bridal was the first shop I went to when searching for a dress. I went with my mom and sister, and I had a good idea of what I was looking for. Joanne was my consultant and was absolutely fantastic! She listened to what I was looking for, and pulled "the dress" on the first round. It was absolutely perfect and she even suggested great accessories to add my signature sparkle to the dress. I went to one other store just to make sure I found the dress, but came back the same day and bought it. All of the consultants were very nice and professional, and it was a fantastic experience. I loved the small boutique feel as compared to other shops in the area that had so many dresses. They may have fewer dresses, but they buy great dresses and had plenty of options for every taste.
Member Since: 11/19/2012
The salesperson was pushy and unhelpful. I paid $100 for shipping only to receive my dress in a broken box, folded- no tissue paper, no fancy hanger. I took pictures of the box and sent them to the designer, who of course was appalled. European Bridal could or should I say would not, recommend a place for alterations in NYC which is where I live. Luckily the designers staff were able to accommodate me and provide well-priced alterations at the company headquarters.
Member Since: 11/14/2011
After searching at David's Bridal and Wendy's Bridal, I was beginning to feel hopeless. My wedding planner and I were walking on W Benson St. and said we should stop in European Bridal (even though we didn't have an appointment). to see if her friend Joanna was working. Sure enough, Joanna was working and could squeeze me into an appointment. After telling Joanna what style I was searching for but that those styles didn't look right on me, she took one look at me, and grabbed two dresses. The first dress of the two I tried on, I fell immediately in love with it and couldn't take it off for a near 45 minutes. Joanna nailed it. Also, it turned out that the dress was being discontinued and was the last dress in the shop AND also my size! Ended up getting the dress for about 65% off! Can't beat that!
Member Since: 6/9/2013
My tiny entourage and I went to European Bridal to try to find my dream dress. Erin greeted me at the counter, I told her my budget, she asked some basic questions about my future husband and me, and she immediately got to work helping me find beautiful dresses to try on. Erin stayed by my side the entire day, and ultimately helped me find the dress I've always wanted. What's more, I could actually afford the dress I fell in love with!
European Bridal is beautifully laid out, the staff (especially Erin) was amazing, and the selection is the best around. I have nothing but great things to say about my experience at European Bridal, and I would recommend them to everyone.
A big thank you to Erin and the rest of ladies for helping me find the perfect dress for my wedding!
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This salon carries the following collections featured on TheKnot.com. Please note that this salon may also carry others not listed here.
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European Bridal is the Midwest's premier bridal salon. The salon atmosphere is light and airy, warm and welcoming. Experience the difference of a couture bridal gown boutique.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012