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Bridal Bells Boutique Connecticut

BUY YOUR DREAM DRESS AND RECEIVE A DREAM VACATION!!!

Enjoy an Eight Day and Seven Night Condominium Vacation on us!!!!

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It’s All About You…

The staff at Bridal Bells Boutique wants your wedding to be a fun, relaxed happy time in your life. Our brides are treated like family here at the salon.

We take an open approach to the way we do business. All tags are left in the gowns, no guessing who makes your dress.

If your Mom can’t come with you, bring your camera and take photos for her to see.

We pride ourselves on being friendly and helpful with all of our brides, no matter how small their needs might be.

There are no secrets here, just open, honest and caring professionals wanting to help you in any way possible. Come by and feel what the best service in the industry is like.

You won’t be disappointed!

Beautiful wedding gowns at reasonable prices – MANY PLUS SIZES IN STOCK.

We can also customize anything on certain dresses and we do custom measurements. If you like the bodice, but don’t like the skirt, we can have the skirt changed to a tulle, organza, or whatever skirt for a small fee. If you want more or less beading on the skirt, that can be changed. Maybe you want sleeves added or the train lengthened or shortened. You will not be able to find a website retailer that wants to fool with those changes or risk a chance of dress arriving wrong size.

We are thrilled by the opportunity to share the excitement of this very important purchase. We can help you find YOUR dress and accessorize with jewelry and veiling.

Bridal Bells Boutique is registered as Full Service Bridal Salon with the FSBS Association.

We offer mother, bridesmaid, flower girl, first communion, prom & quinceanera dresses. We have an expert alterations team in-house, to assist and assure your gown looks it’s best on the most important day of your life.


Contact Info

Address:
114 Mill Street Berlin, CT 06037
Telephone:
(860) 828-8462
Cost:
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Website:
http://www.bridalbellsboutique.com
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Lindsay Freschi
I just purchased my wedding dress here! I'm very small and she was very helpful in showing me what dresses I could order to fit in. I loved all of the dresses I tried on, she listened to what I wanted and only selected ones she knew I would be interested in. She also gave me a deal on the veil I wanted! Everyone was extremely helpful and supportive!
alyssa
bridal bells is an amazing place. when i started my dress journey i was overwhelmed with the amount of places there were to find dresses but being plus size many places had hardly any to none in my size i could try on. i would get told i could come in and place a dress to my body to see if i liked it ( there is no way i can place a dress to my body without physically getting into it and trying it on. after having no luck at a bridal consigment and another salon that said they had plus sizes but really it was more 14s 16s 18s and nothing in the larger sizes that i could really see what it would look like. i then found bridal bells and Barbra was amazing i had my heart set on a dress by mori lee and she had a huge selection of them for me to try on i tried on over 15 gowns there were two dresses that i loved one a mori lee one a venus. after sleeping on it i came back retried on both dresses and went with the mori lee dress the seamstress was able to add a second strap to my dress make a jacket that i needed for church my alterations were right on point and the dress fit perfect the day of! all of my bridesmaids got there dresses there and she again had a huge selection of maids dresses to choose from. and my out of state maids were able to send over measurements and place there orders over the phone alterations on the maids dresses were also amazing if you are looking for plus sizes don't look anywhere else you will be disappointed and discouraged go to bridal bells you will find your perfect dream dress there. she also has a huge selection of regular size dresses as well as mother of bride/groom flower girls and bridesmaids she has all the accessories such as jewelry shoes, veils undergarments etc
Michelle
AMAZING SHOP. I was concerned about the cost of a dress, so I tried to cut corners and go to one of those large chain stores -- you all know the one I'm talking about. I got talked into buying a dress that I later realized I hated. They may have cheap dresses, but it was overwhelming and unhelpful. I could not have had a better experience at Bridal Bells. My mom works in Berlin and heard about this place and heard from a coworker that it was the "best kept secret in Berlin". Barbara is wonderful, she fit my appointment in the same day I called and helped me find dresses that would within my budget. When I was trying on dresses she was helpful without being pushy and very supportive. Her seamstress was there as well, helping with my appointment, and able to offer options for alterations when needed. I had it narrowed down to two choices when I left the shop. Barbara let me and my mother come back and re-try on the dresses. When I finally made my decision, Barbara just let me stand in front of the mirror, enjoying the dress. I love that she let me enjoy my moment, and really feel comfortable with the dress and my decision. It was a wonderful experience and a thousand times better than going to the big chain store. I would recommend Bridal Bells to anyone shopping for a bridal, prom, bridesmaid or special occasion dress.
Mary
I went to Bridal Bells in Berlin and had a fantastic experience. I am a plus size bride and was so impressed by the amount of dresses she had for me to try on. The owner is so helpful and nice. I've been to a large bridal shop and then to this smaller shop...what a difference. I would recommend Bridal Bells to anyone. I also will be going back to look for my bridesmaid dresses there. Happy dress shopping for all those still looking.
Mary
I went to Bridal Bells in Berlin and had a fantastic experience. I am a plus size bride and was so impressed by the amount of dresses she had for me to try on. The owner is so helpful and nice. I've been to a large bridal shop and then to this smaller shop...what a difference. I would recommend Bridal Bells to anyone. I also will be going back to look for my bridesmaid dresses there. Happy dress shopping for all those still looking.
ayne1285
I had the greatest experience for my first wedding dress shopping outing! The dresses were gorgeous and they had a great variety to choose from. The consultant was amazing! Anything I said about a dress was taken into consideration and put into the next dress. There was one appointment at a time so I was given full attention. Along with finding two beautiful wedding dresses to choose from, I will most likely be returning for bridesmaids dresses and a flower girl dress. I highly recommend this boutique and will be returning!
LauraBB44
At 49 years old, I am getting married for the first time in November. As a plus sized bride, I DREADED looking for the perfect dress. From the second I spoke to Barbara at Bridal Bells on the phone, I knew she had my best interests at heart. She spent the time on the phone to ask what I was thinking, and she advised that she already had some thoughts and ideas about what I would need. I got to the appointment at the time we agreed upon, and Barbara made me feel right at home. She was very interested in all of my concerns, and we set out to look for the dress. Barbara knew that I was looking for a modest dress and had no interest in strapless dresses. She suggested that we look at dresses other then bridal gowns. She showed me 4 different dresses, and we began to try them on. Barbara was very discreet, and helped with dressing me only when I needed her to. The first dress I tried was very nice, but conservative. Then I moved on to the second which Barbara felt was more fancy, and more for a bride, and Voila!!! This dress was THE ONE!! It is beautiful, but comfortable, and after both the seamstress and Barbara had a chance to see it on me, they decided how to fit it perfectly, and most of all, I will be able to wear it, without having to fuss with it all day. All in all, I am ELATED with the experience I had, and anyone looking for the dress of their dreams should try Bridal Bells Boutique. The prices are reasonable, the service is beyond excellent, and with the help fo Barbara and her team, you WILL be the PRINCESS YOU DESERVE TO BE!!!!!!!!
Kerri
Being a plus size can be discouraging enough when trying to shop for regular clothes, but when it's your wedding dress it's 10 times worse. Most stores only carry up to a 14, which is really 2-3 times smaller in wedding dress terms, so it is hard to get an idea of how a dress will look by just holding it up. I had been to other stores and the selection, as well as customer service, was nowhere NEAR what I received at Bridal Bells. Barbara was extremely helpful and friendly. The selection and prices were awesome, and that goes for all of the sizes! I would highly recommend checking out Bridal Bells when looking for your wedding dress!
Jessica
The owner gives the bride a very personal experience. She is knowledgeable and tries to give you the best deal for what you are looking for. Both my sister and I got our wedding dresses here. Both were our dream dresses. This boutique is like a hidden treasure. Tell everyone you know about it!!
Steph
I had been to several dress shops and had frustrating experiences - the staff didn't listen to what I wanted, didn't respect my budget, and rushed me from dress to dress. I went to Bridal Bells on a recommendation from a friend - and am so glad I did! When picking out a dress I had Barbara's full attention, and she really listened to what I liked and diliked from each dress I tried. Alterations were done expertly and to my specifications - I was a little worried about having a strapless dress, but it fit beautifully and I was completely comfortable on my wedding day. Overall a great experience - highly recommended!
Steph
I had been to several dress shops and had frustrating experiences - the staff didn't listen to what I wanted, didn't respect my budget, and rushed me from dress to dress. I went to Bridal Bells on a recommendation from a friend - and am so glad I did! When picking out a dress I had Barbara's full attention, and she really listened to what I liked and diliked from each dress I tried. Alterations were done expertly and to my specifications - I was a little worried about having a strapless dress, but it fit beautifully and I was completely comfortable on my wedding day. Overall a great experience - highly recommended!
Rhiannon
It's a cozy little shop; if I hadn't heard of it I may have driven right past and not even noticed...Luckily I heard of them from a friend. Barbara offers great, friendly service and order dresses from many great names in Bridal. I ordered a Mori Lee dress and couldn't have been happier with it. It was a gorgeous dress that was reasonably priced. My bridesmaids ordered Bill Levkoff dresses which were also beautiful. The seamstress was sweet and clearly, very talented. My bridesmaids and I were very happy with the alterations made. Our dresses fit perfectly. It was a pleasure working with Barbara and have since recommended them to my family and friends.
jennasmommy
This place is the perfect shop to buy a dress from! The owner is unbelievably kind and very professional. The prices are extremely resonable and didn't break the bank! The seamstress does fantastic work.. you be missing out if you overlooked this shop.
Older Bride
Bell's Bridal was the first bridal shop I went to when looking for my wedding dress. Being an older bride, Barbara was very helpful in helping me find the sophisticated gown I was looking for. Wanting to see what else was available I didn't make my decision that day. I went to several well known shops, none of which helped me with finding a dress that was age appropriate for me. I kept comparing everything I tried on to that very first dress Barbara had shown me. After two exhausting weeks of trying on gowns (which was fun in the beginning, but not so fun after about the 15th or so dress) I went back Bell's Bridal and purchased that dress along with all my accessories. Too be truthful I didn't pay anything near what I the other shops charged and I felt I got personalized professional service from Barbara and her staff. If it wasn't for Barbara I wouldn't have looked and felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.
DBg
When I began wedding planning I was very afraid of finding a dress and having it altered. I ended up purchasing my dress at a discount store online, I did not see or try on the dress until it was at my door. I found Bridal Bells online and they came highly recommended so I decided to take my dress there for alterations. My expectations were surpassed! The entire experience was very high-end boutique, without the outrageous price tag. My dress was altered quickly and perfectly, they really do work magic. And for the icing on the cake, Barbara picked out the most beautiful veil that perfectly matched my dress. It was a lovely experience, that started a chain reaction which lead to a perfect wedding.
ajeanne
I could not have asked for a better experience. Barbara, the owner, surprised me by pulling the second I tried on herself without me even asking (not the one I thought I wanted off the racks) and her pick became The Dress. She obviously has an eye for what will look great on you. Beyond that, the entire experience was a breeze and a pleasure and I felt personally cared for from beginning to end. After my first alteration, I decided that I didn't really love the draping on the skirt of the dress (the way it came from the factory). The alterations GURU there pinned and reworked the complicated draping and completely revitalized the whole dress so it draped perfectly. I am so appreciative of the amazing craftsmanship and pure skill of the woman who did the alterations. Furthermore, I feel that I got a great deal on those alterations to boot. Bridal Bells is a bit of a diamond in the rough, but you will get the highest quality craftsmanship, service, and price without hassles or attitude. Excellent! Definitely a highlight of the whole wedding planning process. Bridal Bells Boutique
Susan Spencer
After searching for a formal dinner dress on the internet for a cruise, I decided on a couple of dresses and I emailed a couple of local vendors in Connecticut. Bridal Bells Boutique was the first one to offer their services of ordering the dress and they continued to answer my emails promptly. When I went to the boutique, I met Barbara. At first impression, you could feel Barbara's interest in making me feel comfortable in my purchase, the correct size to order, and a sample color that gave me an exact idea of what the dress would look like. Barbara quickly contacted the distributor while i was at the boutique to get an idea of the timeframe to have the dress mailed and delivered in time for my cruise. When the dress arrived, it was everything i expected and more. Barbara's tailoring services were excellent. I asked Barbara for her opinion on accessories and she give gave me key suggestions. I received so many compliments on my dress and my entire appearance. The pictures taken are outstanding. I would certainly recommend Bridal Bells and look forward to making other purchases.
Susan Spencer
After searching for a formal dinner dress on the internet for a cruise, I decided on a couple of dresses and I emailed a couple of local vendors in Connecticut. Bridal Bells Boutique was the first one to offer their services of ordering the dress and they continued to answer my emails promptly. When I went to the boutique, I met Barbara. At first impression, you could feel Barbara's interest in making me feel comfortable in my purchase, the correct size to order, and a sample color that gave me an exact idea of what the dress would look like. Barbara quickly contacted the distributor while i was at the boutique to get an idea of the timeframe to have the dress mailed and delivered in time for my cruise. When the dress arrived, it was everything i expected and more. Barbara's tailoring services were excellent. I asked Barbara for her opinion on accessories and she give gave me key suggestions. I received so many compliments on my dress and my entire appearance. The pictures taken are outstanding. I would certainly recommend Bridal Bells and look forward to making other purchases.
Traci P
I was on borrowed time and not getting anywhere fast looking for a dress for my sons wedding. Everywhere I went seemed to cater more to the prom scene. I found a dress looked for retailers and Bridal Bells came up I called on a saturday at 3pm couldnt make it that day but Barbara told me to come on Sunday to pick a time and she would be there. I couldnt believe it she opened her store just for me. One on one personal service so professinal so friendly I got my dress and it will be in with time to spare. Not only did Barbara go out of her way for me she wasnt even feeling good!! She is fantastic she helped me with everything what color shoes,etc. I told everyone and I mean everyone about her. Cant say enough. Why shop anywhere else??????
Gillian Szlachetka Dubay
I was not looking forward to looking for dresses. Actually, dreading the experience is more like it. I went to the large corporate store first, I tried on approximately 25 dresses and didn't like any. When I went to Bridal Bells I felt more at ease, I tried on 6 dresses and the last one was THE ONE. I liked the intimate nature of the store, the service was great. I really felt like I didn't have to worry about anything. I also found the prices reasonable, but beware that alterations are not included in the price of the dress, or at least they weren't for me. Overall I had a wonderful experience and I would definitely refer people to this boutique.
Lisa
This shop is fantastic! The dresses are so reasonably priced and the people are so easy to work with. They will get any dress for you in ANY color! The tailoring is also absolutely perfect! I got so many compliments on my wedding day about the terrific fit of my wedding dress and many guests also complimented my girls on their dresses! The shop also helped me to accessorize, and they selected the best veil and necklace/earrings! All in all, it was an excellent experience and I would highly recommend this shop to any bride that wants to avoid the headache of trying to deal with one of those monstrously huge and expensive shops. At Bridal Bells, they know who you are when you walk in the door and are so very accommodating! Thank you so much for everything!
Cindy
As the Mother of two sons who are getting married within 6 weeks of each other I was searching the internet and visiting a lot of dess and bridal shops for the perfect dress(es). I should have started at Bridal Bells and saved myself a lot of time and disappointment. I stepped 3 feet into Bridal Bells and found the perfect dress for the first wedding! I took a chance and, with the owner's help, ordered a pretty chiffon top for the second wedding, sight unseen from a catalog. The top came in better than I could picture. Both the dress and the top arrived in plenty of time for the weddings and the alterations were done beautifully. Prices for the dresses were very reasonable and the alteration prices were lower than what I had expected. It is worth the ride from anywhere in Connecticut to give this shop a try. A wonderful non stressful experience! Bridal Bells Boutique
Rosemary
My sister and I went to Bridal Bells and was very impressed with the selection and service. The owner was very friendly, courteous and extremely helpful, catering to you every need. I was most impressed by the variety of gowns she stocks, one of the largest selections of mother of the bride and bridesmaid gowns I have seen. If you are seeking a knowledgeable and caring staff, this is the shop for you!
Very Satisfied Customer
I had less than 10 months to plan my wedding. I was working on checking off "wedding tasks" as quickly as possible, but with a 14 person bridal party (7 girls and 7 guys) it was hard to coordinate finding a bridesmaid dress that made everyone happy. We visited about 5 different stores and once the staff found out that i wasn't going to make a decision that day because i wanted to check with others in the bridal party that couldn't make it (we had girls that lived in 4 different states) their attitude quickly changed. Many shops had staff that were just plain rude. We eventually wandered into Bridal Bells Boutique but we did not have high expectations - ths shop wasn't as fancy as some of the higher end stores we visited. Instantly our expectations changed as soon as we met Barbara (the owner). She was very welcoming and helpful she gave us free reign of the store allowing us to take pictues (so i could show my mom who couldn't make it) and she LISTENED to our likes and dislikes making helpful suggestions... Sure she didn't have two floors, or 6 staff members, or fancy carpeting, or a coffee station but she absolutely had the best service & price (hands down)!!! She also had an excellent seamstress who could make customized jackets for some of the girls (who didn't want to go with bare shoulders). The work, service, price is impeccable! Don't waste your time shopping around (like i did) just head straight for Barbara's at Bridal Bells Boutique in Berlin!!! She is a great lady and i'm sure she will take care of you the way she took care of me (i felt like i was dealign with a family member)!!
Very Satisfied Customer
I had less than 10 months to plan my wedding. I was working on checking off "wedding tasks" as quickly as possible, but with a 14 person bridal party (7 girls and 7 guys) it was hard to coordinate finding a bridesmaid dress that made everyone happy. We visited about 5 different stores and once the staff found out that i wasn't going to make a decision that day because i wanted to check with others in the bridal party that couldn't make it (we had girls that lived in 4 different states) their attitude quickly changed. Many shops had staff that were just plain rude. We eventually wandered into Bridal Bells Boutique but we did not have high expectations - ths shop wasn't as fancy as some of the higher end stores we visited. Instantly our expectations changed as soon as we met Barbara (the owner). She was very welcoming and helpful she gave us free reign of the store allowing us to take pictues (so i could show my mom who couldn't make it) and she LISTENED to our likes and dislikes making helpful suggestions... Sure she didn't have two floors, or 6 staff members, or fancy carpeting, or a coffee station but she absolutely had the best service & price (hands down)!!! She also had an excellent seamstress who could make customized jackets for some of the girls (who didn't want to go with bare shoulders). The work, service, price is impeccable! Don't waste your time shopping around (like i did) just head straight for Barbara's at Bridal Bells Boutique in Berlin!!! She is a great lady and i'm sure she will take care of you the way she took care of me (i felt like i was dealign with a family member)!!
Happy Bride
My wedding was last week and everything was perfect! I bought my dress at a shop that did not do alterations and so I needed to find a place to bring it to get altered. I was looking for a place that specialized in wedding gowns and I had heard about Bridal Bells and went over. The seamstress did a beautiful job! I was very nervous about leaving the dress, as it was the dress I wanted from the beginning, but I felt comfortable after the fitting, even though it turned out to be more work than originally thought. They told me everything they were going to do and left it up to me. The dress fit perfectly and the work was flawless. The seamstress showed my maid of honor how to bustle the dress. They were also very accomodating on times for fittings and for when I could pick up the dress. They steamed the dress the day before I picked it up. I got many compliments on my dress. Thank you, Bridal Bells!
Teresa
I felt so comfortable and welcomed when I stepped into the Boutique. I tried on many dresses, and found a spectacular one that I absolutely love for an extremely reasonable price. It was about $500 less than a similar dress I was interested in at another place. She also gave me $50 off because my mother cried! It was a great experience and I recommend taking a look there before making any final decisions.
Maria
As soon as you walk into Bridal Bells Boutique you are greeted with open arms that leaves you feeling like there is no worries in the world. Have you ever heard the song Don't Worry Be Happy, well that is exactly how you will feel once you enter and leave the Bridal Bells Boutique. If you are looking for great customer service then you need to call Barbara and set up an appointment because you will not regret it.
Bride's Mom
Barbara at Bridal Bells was very helpful from the beginning. My daughter was able to find a gown she loved on the discontinued rack, which saved quite a bit of money. Due to health issues, by the time of the wedding it needed a lot of altering, which did not cost me nearly what I thought it might. In fact I was afraid that we would have to start with a new gown, but that was not necessary and the finished gown looked beautiful I would like to note that I have heard of wedding parties where the dresses were all ordered too large, resulting in costly alterations. However at Bridal Bells, all of the dresses were very close to the girls' sizes, needing only minor, inexpensive alterations. Barbara also helped us to chose a style of bridesmaid dress which was flattering to all the girls in the wedding, whatever their figure type. They all looked beautiful and loved the dress.
Very Satisfied Mother of the Bride
It was a pleasure to work with Pani Basia and her mom to find my mother a gown for my wedding day. We went to many boutiques and finally came across Bridal Bells. The quality, customer service and price were excellant! My mom picked up her dress today and LOVES it!!! Thank you so much for all of your help!!!
Ecstatic Bride
From start to finish Barbara and her mom were great. i had my foot in a cast and she brought out some dresses to the car for me to see. when I returned a few months later her mom helped pick out a dress that was absolutely stunning--and being a larger build I was worried about resembling a sausage but I looked beautiful and my groom was tongue-tied. They were definitly a great group and the prices were great. I especially appreciated the honest opinions of all of the staff.
Kim
I was very pleased with my experience with Barbara and the staff at Bridal Bells. I was a 47 year old bride and finding the right dress had proven difficult. I found the perfect dress at Bridal Bells and was treated very well at all my fittings, etc. Additionally, the seamstress did a fantastic job of fitting the dress to me so it fit perfectly on my wedding day. Everyone loved my gown - including my groom. I would definitely give Barbara and Bridal Bells 5 stars and recommend her shop to others!
Desperate Bride
I cant say enough great things. I worked with Barbara via e-mail mostly and have never been so pleased with a service through e-mail. I work generally 12 hour days behind a computer and am not available to make it in during working hours. I needed help ordering bridesmaid gowns for all my girls. At first each would call in and do it. Well, if you have friends like mine, a month later you realize no one has called. So I finally decided to get all the measurements myself and do it. With 5 girls, all on different schedules and different budgets I had a mess of information, ones who wanted to pay themselves and others who are pregnant....none of which live anywhere near me to do this stuff in person. Barbara kept all the inforamtion organized over several days of my girls calling in with piecemeal information. Finally everything was ordered and there she was to update me with everything I needed. Altogether, a fantastic service I received and I couldnt have asked for anyone more friendly.
Alison
My coworker and I (both brides to be) stopped in Bridal Bells on our lunch break and were presently suprised by the selection, price and customer service. All though we didn't have any time to really do any serious looking I was impressed and well go back once I have some time.
Alison
My coworker and I (both brides to be) stopped in Bridal Bells on our lunch break and were presently suprised by the selection, price and customer service. All though we didn't have any time to really do any serious looking I was impressed and well go back once I have some time.
Tracey from New Haven
My wedding date is not until May of 2009, but under the advice of family and friends it is never too early to start shopping for "the dress". I stumbled upon Bridal Bells Boutique after searching for boutiques on-line. I requested an appointment and was called immediately with a confirmation call from Barbara. Upon entering the boutique, we were greeted by Barbara and we were given her undivided attention. I gave her a few pictures of dresses I like from her web site. She instantly knew what I liked as far as style and "bling bling". The first dress I tried on, I knew it was "the dress". I tried on others that I like, but I knew I loved the first one. At that moment I knew I did not need to go to any other bridal shop or to look at any other dresses. It was priced well within my budget and the service at Bridal Bells Boutique made my family and I feel very welcomed. I can not wait until I go back to Bridal Bells to pick out my accessories!
Jenny S.
I had been to several Bridal Shops before finding out about this hidden gem on wedding reports.com. My customer service experience and dress selection had been very poor up until now. After speaking to Barbara ( the owner) on the phone I just knew that I was going to find my dress here. She was extremely helpful and very customer service orientated. When I arrived at the shop, I immediately found several dresses that I could have easily chosen to be the one. Barbara was in the dressing room the entire time helping me in and out of the dress and being there for moral support. After trying on several dresses 10 or so, I narrowed it down to 2. One was much more expensive than the other and I was leaning toward the more expensive one. Barbara did not try and push me on the more expensive dress at all, I thought that was the icing on the cake. I ended up buying the more expensive dress and I LOVE IT!!!!! Thank You Barbara for making my experience such a wonderful one. Go here before anywhere else you will save yourself alot of time.
Kristin
From the very moment I walked in the door Barbara was absolutely fabulous. I picked out a few dresses that I liked and she suggested a few herself, one of which I really didn't like. As it turns out, the one I didn't like on the hanger was "the one"!!! Barbara has a great sense of what looks good on certain people and I'm so happy she made me try on the dress! The level of customer service that she gave to me was above and beyond any other dress shop you'll go to and the fact that it's a full service shop (alterations are done in house), you know that you will be happy with the results, or else she's not happy. The prices are extremely reasonable, and because I was not getting my dress altered there (I live in Virginia), she gave me a generous discount. I cannot wait to wear this dress on my wedding day and I would recommend Bridal Bells to anyone who wants more than standard customer service.
Patty
I was found Bridal Bells to be helpful in finding the right dress at a reasonable price and they also helped me find my attendants gowns and get them quickly when we couldn't seem to find any we liked elsewhere. I really reccommend the place and if you are even thinking of David's Bridal - go here. You will find better dresses made out of beautiful fabrics at the same price or less and with better service to boot!
Patty
I was found Bridal Bells to be helpful in finding the right dress at a reasonable price and they also helped me find my attendants gowns and get them quickly when we couldn't seem to find any we liked elsewhere. I really reccommend the place and if you are even thinking of David's Bridal - go here. You will find better dresses made out of beautiful fabrics at the same price or less and with better service to boot!
Janet Clarke
After reading all the positive reveiws about Bridal Bells, it was the first bridal shop I went to, in order to begin shopping for my bridal gown. The service was excellent from the minute I walked in the door. Barbara, the store owner, listened to the ideas I had and looked at some of the pictures I brought in of styles I liked. She selected some dresses for me to begin trying on. The fourth dress I tried on ended up being "the one". I could tell when my sister's and mother's eyes started tearing up once I put it on. Although, I was apprehensive that finding the perfect wedding dress could be this easy!! So, I visited a few other shops in CT, big and small, and tried on several other gowns which, in turn, convinced me that the gown at bridal bells was positively the perfect gown for me. I was so thrilled with the quality, service and professional that I received at Bridal Bells that I chose to order the bridesmaid's dresses from there as well. Barbara was wonderful at working with myself and all of my bridesmaids to accomodate our schedules for fittings and keeping me updated on the progress of all of the dresses along with working within our budget so, all of the dresses and accessories were affordable but, still absolutely stunning! I was also happy with the alterations, Barbara's mother, Henryka, does the alterations and she is a top notch seamstress. Myself and a couple girls in my wedding party had some changes in sizes from the day the order was placed to the day of our final fittings and Barbara and Henryka didn't even blink an eye before they assured me the dresses would fit perfectly and there was no need to stress. They were absolutely RIGHT!! All of the dresses fit perfectly and looked fantastic from 8am to 12 midnight!! I've been in several weddings as a bridesmaid and had to order dresses from other shops and Bridal Bells Boutique was by the far, the best shop I've dealt with. They truly are gifted at helping to make your wedding planning stress free and turning you into the gorgeous bride you dreamed of!
Happy Bride
My experience at this shop was fantastic! It goes to show that you don't have to spend a fortune for a beautiful wedding gown. After reading the reviews for Bridal Bells on Wedding Reports, I put them on the top of my list to shop for my dress. After maybe only trying a handful of gowns I chose one of their new arrivals. I also purchased my bridesmaids dresses here and I have to say the alterations were perfect. I would definitely recommend this shop to any bride!
kbsgrrl
Barbara at Bridal Bells is great. She gave honest opinions of what she thoiught would work for me and she was right. The selection was good for a small shop. If she thought it didn't look good, she'd let me know. I didn't bring a camera because I wasn't sure i could use it but she said pictures were no problem and she very nicely took pictures of my 2 favorites and e-mailed them to me later. I highly recommend looking at this shop. Barbara made my first experience looking at dresses very enjoyable.
Carrie
Barbara was amazing. She did not pressure me and took the time to tell me what she thought about each dress. She has an unlimited supply of full price and half price dresses, not to mention she was the only bridal shop that had the exact dress I wanted out of a magazine after about 20 calls to area shops! She knew exactly which dress I meant, and pulled it out for me as soon as I got there! Bridal Bells is a hidden gem and I would highly suggest visiting her shop for the ultimate bridal experience!
Kelly
Bridal Bells is small shop with a great selection. Barbara is honest about styles and fit, and genuinely cares about her customers and the dresses she sells to them. I visited about 9 other shops before finding Bridal Bells. I was happy to find a dress there to help support this new business. The service I recieved was one-on-one. I never felt rushed or pressured. I highly recommend Bridal Bells. Location-wise, it's an easy stop off the Berlin Tpke... I can't wait to wear by beautiful wedding gown! Thanks!!!
AMY6
I would highly recommend any bride-to-be to visit Bridal Bells Boutique. Even if you live an hour away, it would be worth the drive. You must see and experience for yourself why others like me rave about this shop. The one on one service and dress selection is outstanding! Barbara and her mother will do what it takes to make sure that your dress is perfect and if it’s not, they will do whatever it takes to make sure that it will be. I never felt rushed, overwhelmed or pressured when looking through their dresses. Barbara was very helpful and knowledgeable; such a pleasant woman. She even spent time with me going over numerous color combinations until I was able to make a final choice. We ordered six bridesmaids dresses and my mother’s dress from this shop. The bridesmaid’s dresses were gorgeous; we received so many compliments from guests. The girls loved them too! Barbara was extremely accommodating with my girl’s busy schedules and even stayed open late one night knowing that a bridesmaid was driving from out of state to pick up her dress. That is dedicated service. When my mother’s dress came in and wasn’t quite what we expected, they ordered material and re-created parts of the dress. It was simply amazing what they did. The shop went above and beyond all expectations to ensure that everyone was happy and the dresses were perfect. I can not say enough about how pleased I was with this shop. They are, in my opinion, the best. Thank you Bridal Bells for making this experience such a wonderful unforgettable one!
PAM & ERIN
THIS WAS THE FIRST BRIDAL SHOP WE WENT TO. AFTER TRYING ON ABOUT SIX GOWNS MY DAUGHTER TRIED ON "THE ONE". SHE HAD SEEN THIS DRESS IN ONE OF HER MAGAZINES AND WAS THRILLED THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO FIND IT . BEING ON THE DISCONTINUED RACK WE WERE ABLE TO GET IT FOR AN EXCELLANT PRICE. THE OWNER WAS SO HELPFUL WITH EVERYTHING. SHE GAVE MY DAUGHTER SOME GREAT ADVICE ON HOW TO WEAR HER HAIR AND WHAT KIND OF JEWLERY TO WEAR. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE THE EXPERIANCE I HAD ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT WHEN I HAD MY DAUGHTER 24 YEARS AGO. IT MAY BE A SMALL SHOP BUT DONT LET THAT STOP YOU FROM GOING THERE YOU MAY BE AS PLEASED AS MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE.
Debi
Weddings big or small creat a lot of pressure and stress. When you find expert dress makers to ease the overwhelming tasks of perfecting all the dresses, including the bride, Mom of the Bride, too many bridesmaids of diffferent shapes and sizes and juggling with an active 3 & 1 year old to fit their elegant dresses, it's like hitting the jackpot! These wonderful professional women bring a significant meaning to patience, kindness with old world charm and wisdom. They have a tiny store with a huge selection of bridal gowns, brides maids gowns, prom gowns and gorgeous dresses for all occassions. My granddaughter is convinced that this is were Cinderella (and all the other Princesses) have all their beautiful clithes made! I highly recommend investigationg this shop for all your bridal and special occassion needs. Debi
Jessica Cote
I would just like to say that Bridal Bells Boutique was the best bridal shop I have been to....I was at my wits end trying to find a dress for my October wedding. When I stepped into the doors of Bridal Bells, my worries were gone! Barbara is amazing! You get one on one attention, no pressure, & expert advice. I highly recommend any bride to go to Bridal Bells to see Barbara. You won't regret it!
Melissa
I found Bridal Bells after doing a lengthy web search. It was the best decision I made during my 15 month engagement. The alterations on my dress and the bridesmaid dresses were perfect . Barbara and her mother were always friendly and eager to please everyone. With all the stresses of planning a "perfect" wedding, it is nice to know there is a bridal shop out there that makes the bride their 1st priority. If you use Bridal Bells, you wont be disappointed!!!!!
Kayla
I decided I would buy a wedding gown off of Ebay. I bought what was supposed to be a Bonny (popular style) Bridal gown. The buy it now price was $200.00. I could order the size I wanted and the color I wanted and shipping would take 4-6 weeks. So.....I bought it thinking I would save a lot of money. I ordered the White w/Navy, siz 14. Here is what happened. The style of the dress was the same. It was handmade, and very poorly, I might add. It was made of very, very cheap bridal satin (you know the kind that is shiny and very wrinkly). It was two sizes too small. There were no tags on the inside. The beading had a lot to be desired and the navy looked more like black. And it took 10 weeks to get the gown from China. BUYER BEWARE! Those are only pictures you see on the net. Thank God I had time to order another dress here at Bridal Bells. Barbara was very sympathetic and helpful. Now I rest peacefully till my wedding in October. Thank you Bridal Bells
Krissy
Bridal Bells was the first bridal shop I tried when searching for my wedding gown...and boy am I glad! After visiting several other local shops where I did not matter to the salespeople and my business did not seem very important, I was extremely happy that I had already found the perfect dress at Bridal Bells. Other stores crammed me into small dressing rooms with no space for my family and friends to help me, the salespeople were rude and unavailable to consult with, and the overall feeling in those other shops was just plain bad. At bells bridal, the service was excellent, the dressign room was large and very accomodating, and the ambience was perfect. I knew that I had found "my dress" as soon as I put it on, and the store actually provided a priceless atmosphere for what I consider to be a priceless moment. The dresses are beautiful, the owner was a pleasure to deal with, the prices are reasonable, and the environment was wonderful. Thanks so much for making my shopping experience a good one!!!!
Natasha (Newington)
I frequently visited a wedding chat forum and was fully aware that I could purchase my dress online for less. But I found this store and found out what service was all about. They took me through fabric and options and actually talked to me. I purchased from here right there on the spot. Very satisfied!!!
Beatrice
I am in the bridal industry myself, and found the women at Bridal Bells to be extremely helpful in all aspects of my wedding gown purchase. They are very fashion savvy and helped me find a style to flatter my figure. The alterations needed were minimal because they ordered the right size; the gown did need to have two layers of material hemmed, which was done perfectly. I looked gorgeous on my wedding day!
Jocelyn
I purchased the dress of my dreams but it needed some major hemming and alterations. The dress had a huge anount of detail through the train where the pattern flowed around to the front of the dress. I had taken my dress to Bridal Bells due to the reviews on this site and was extremely pleased with the attention to detail and care they provided me. My dress needed to be taken apart and put back together and she did an amazing job. Thank you for making my special day look so beautiful!!
Melissa Devanneyi
Bridal Bells was the first place I went to look for bridal gowns and I found it almost instantly. They have a great selection of not only bridal gowns, but bridesmaids, flower girls, and mother's gowns too. The ladies at Bridal Bells are very sweet and they always work with you to make sure everything will be perfect for you and your bridal party. Planning a wedding is stressful but this dress shop helps alleviate your stress. They are even open late on some days and are very understanding if you need to change an appointment. I strongly recommend Bridal Bells for all your bridal needs and have already done so for a friend who is a bride-to-be. Thank you Barbara!
Melissa Devanneyi
Bridal Bells was the first place I went to look for bridal gowns and I found it almost instantly. They have a great selection of not only bridal gowns, but bridesmaids, flower girls, and mother's gowns too. The ladies at Bridal Bells are very sweet and they always work with you to make sure everything will be perfect for you and your bridal party. Planning a wedding is stressful but this dress shop helps alleviate your stress. They are even open late on some days and are very understanding if you need to change an appointment. I strongly recommend Bridal Bells for all your bridal needs and have already done so for a friend who is a bride-to-be. Thank you Barbara!
Darlene
If you are looking for the BEST bridal salon, you must go to Bridal Bells Boutique. I saw them at a bridal fair in the fall of 2005 and decided to visit their business. First thing I noticed right away was that the store was very neat and very clean. Also, their selection was outstanding! I had been to other bridal salons where there were more dresses, but they all looked the same. At Bridal Bells Boutique, they have an outstanding variety and SIZES of dresses to choose from. The mother-daughter team of Henricka and Barbara were simply amazing. They weren't pushy and gave their honest opinions as to what looked good and what did not. Their customer service is A+ !!! Henricka's skill is simply amazing - her attention to the smallest detail is phenomenal. When the final alterations were complete and I put the dress on for my last fitting, I was blown away! The alterations were done to perfection! Better than perfection! It's a feeling I won't forget. Barbara helped me to pick out my accessories - earrings, necklace, tiara and veil. They looked PERFECT with the dress! I could go on and on, but simply put - Henricka and Barbara are the BEST!!! Darlene (married Sept. 2, 2006)
AMY6
A MUST GO-TO PLACE Although I didn't purchase my wedding gown from here, I was so impressed with this shop's service and my overall experience trying on wedding gowns that my mother and I went back to look for bridesmaids dresses. My mother actually ended up finding her dress here (I LOVE IT SO MUCH!) and I found the dress for my 6 bridesmaids. Barbara has been nothing but the best accommodating my bridesmaid's busy schedules and she always greets you with such warmth-not to mention how helpful and knowledgable she is. The dresses are more than reasonably priced as well as the alterations. I would recommend this shop to anybody and would encourage everyone to at least stop by and check it out.
Joanna Floyd
I purchased my gown from Bridal Bells. I must say that from the several different stores I have gone to, this one has exceeded my expectations. The staff was wonderful and friendly and the price was just right. For any bride to look like a princess on her wedding day is an absolute dream, and Bridal Bells has definitely provided me with a gorgeous gown and the perfect accessrories at a third of the cost of other stores. My experience there has been amazing. Bridal Bells Boutique
Julie(Farmington)
I found my bridesmaid dresses at Bridal Bells and they were perfect. The alterations were great and the dresses was beautiful. Barbara and her mother were very accomadating and made sure the dresses looked perfect on the girls. I thought the prices were great too, I didn't want my girls to spend too much on a one time occasion. I also had the alterations done on my wedding gown and I couldn't be happier. Overall the quality and service was excellent.
carrie ( cromwell,ct)
i recently purchased my wedding gown and brides maid gown from Barbara. I didn't like how the sleeves on my dressed looked on me, so they changed them. Barbara,s mother took off the sleves and made a soft flowing sleeve that looked a 100% better. She even put some of the beading on to them. My dress now looks very soft and flowing. Thank You Bridal Bell.
Nicole
I just started shopping for a wedding gown and Bridal Bells is the first place I went to. Barbara was super helpful, as I had no clue what I was looking for. My cousin and I were surprised that she quickly picked up on "my style" and pulled out at least 20 dresses that I wanted to try on! We spent 2 hours there trying on dresses and both Barbara and her mother (who own and run the shop) gave me honest and helpful opinions. They even took digital photos and emailed them to me the very next morning. They had a great selection even though its a small place. It was a wonderful experience and I would definately recommend this place to anyone!
Heidi
I first made the mistake of going to David's Bridal. They didn't even want to help me unless I had an appointment. Bridal Bells on the other hand welcomed me with open arms and treated me like a lifelong and valued customer. The store is owned by a mother and daughter and their committment to their customers is second to none. Their selection may not be as large as a chain store but what they do have is elegant and high quality. I found a gown I loved immediately! My gown was measured and available for pickup at the specified time, ready for my wedding. I highly recommend Bridal Bells!
jonesgirl
When I came into this shop for the first time to try on dresses, I spotted a dress in one of the catalogs that they had. Since the dress wasn't available in the store, the owner offered to order it for me in my size for a deposit of $100. She said that when the dress came in, I could try it on, and if I didn't like it, she'd just keep it for the store and give me my $100 back! I thought that was a great deal...and I ended up loving the dress! I thought this place was accommodating and helpful.
Kristine
I thought Bridal Bells was a perfect place for any bride & bridal party to have her alterations done. My gown fit me perfectly in every area and my bridesmaid dress looked like it was made just for her! Bridal Bells is very detailed service, if they feel that something is not quite right they point it out and fix it right away. They are very flexible with the hours they are open for business so it is easy to get there with a hectic scheduale. Excellent overall!
Jadwiga
I was able to try on as many dresses as possible. The owner was honest to tell me that some styles didn't look good on me. She was not pushy at all. Barbara took photos of my selections and emailed them back to me the same day. When I got home I was able to look at the dresses I liked. I was very pleased with the personal attention I received. I will say this store is definitely worth the trip. Check it out!
Melissa
Bridal Bells is an amazing Bridal salon. The daughter and mother team was very informative and a delight to work with. They answered all of my questions and were very patient with my 4 bridemaids. I had no stress that day and walked away feeling confident with their shop
Karen B.
As a very controlling mother of the Bride I was happy to relinquish dress alterations to the very personable and professional staff at Bridal Bells. My daughter's gown was purchased at another location and was the perfect size at the time, six-months before the wedding. We knew the gown needed a finished hem and pressing but when she began losing weight the dress required additional alterations. This very friendly mother-daughter team made the alterations, suggested a bustle and worked within our very limited time-frame. We were always greeted warmly. As a full-service bridal shop, we were offered tiaras, and jewelry sets to accessorize our gown. We were never pushed into a sale and I was most surprised when the staff agreed their selection in jewelry was just too fancy for our very simple gown. All our questions and concerns were addressed. Our day went very well and the bride was radiant in a perfectly fitted gown.
Julie
I found Bridal Bells at a wedding show at The Colony in Vernon, CT. Immediately I like the demeanor of the owner and thought I would check them out more on-line. After browsing their website, I found a dress that I just loved. My bridesmaids and I went to the store to find the dress, but they did not have the exact one I wanted. They did however have similar dresses and let me try on as many as I wanted. After some thought, I decided to order the dress from an on-line picture only! I went in for my measurements and put down a 1/4 deposit, and Bridal Bells ordered the dress for me. They had wonderfull communication and e-mailed me the minute the dress came in. A few weeks ago I went in to see the dress in person and it was better that I could have ever imagined!! It was georgoes and almost fit perfectly!! My wedding is October 14, 2006 and I have yet to get the very little alterations that I need done, but I am not worried one bit! My experience so far has been amazing!
linda
My Mom suffers left sided paralysis due to a stroke this past summer. My brother will be getting married next month and Mom was in need of a mother of the groome outfit for the wedding. Bridal Bells was the perfect choice as it was not far from home. The boutique was very clean and the gowns were beautiful and the staff extremely helpful and quite knowledgeable in materials, color and alterations. The dressing room was really big and private for our needs. Barbara assisted me with my Mom's handicap and really went out of her way for us. All of our needs were met and we are very pleased with both the service and sale. Thank you for you kindness, compassion and service.
Kate
I attended a Bridal show last fall where Bridal Bells Boutique hosted a bridal show with gowns and bridesmaids dresses. I had already booked an appointment at a more "popular" bridal chain but decided to check this boutique out anyway. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They had a great selection for a smaller shoppe. They listened to what I said I wanted, offered suggestions and helped me select the gown of my dreams! The price included alterations right on the tag, so you know exactly how much you are paying up front... a great help when you hear horror stories about all those hidden alteration costs. They had late hours during the week so I could get there after work for my fittings and were very patient while my 5 bridesmaids tried on different dresses. I would definetely recommend Bridal Bells Boutique to anyone I know. My gown was all I ever hoped for and my wedding party was absolutely stunning and their dresses were perfect. I appreciate all they did for myself and my bridesmaids, and for helping make my wedding so fantastic.
JBg
I purchased a Bridesmaid dress for my mothers wedding. The wedding was in early April and the wedding party wanted to add sleeves to the dress (the dress came with straps). These very nice ladies added the sleeves to all of our dresses. All dresses came out very beautiful and it looked like the dress came with sleeves. We were very happy! Thank you so much!
Linda Clark
My daughter & I saw a fashion show that Bridal Bells did at a Fall Bridal Show. We liked the dresses so we went to the shop. My daughter had already purchased a gown and wanted to have sleeves added. Henryka found the perfect organza to match the beading on the gown and made the sleeves. The gown looked beautiful when she finished. My daughter purchased her headpiece and veil there at reasonable prices. Henryka and her daughter are both very nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend a visit to their shop.l
satisfied customer
The service at Bridal Bells was great--very helpful and accomodating, and not at all pushy. Variety of bridal dresses and private, roomy dressing room. The friendly climate in this store definitly makes looking for wedding dresses fun and exciting. Check it out!
KAg
Bridal Bells was great!!! great customer service, good selection of dresses and all the alterations were done on time, when promised! If your looking for a boutique that treats you like family and recognizes your face and name when you come in, Bridal Bells is the place! . I would recommend them in a heartbeat!!
Anna M.
My entire bridal party, including 3 bridesmaids, 6 junior bridesmaids, and myself, purchased our dresses from Bridal Bells Boutique. Compared to other retailers in the area, the service we received at Bridal Bells was exceptional and their merchandise was very competitively priced. Bridal Bells has a large selection of dresses in a variety of styles and colors. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable; they understood my style and needs and went out of their way to accommodate the whole bridal party. The owner is an experienced, professional seamstress. She is a true perfectionist who approaches her work with innovation and creativity. All of our dresses were tailored to a perfect fit. Bridal Bells is a convenient one stop shop. In addition to the dress, I was able to purchase all of my bridal accessories including matching veil, jewelry and undergarments. The selection of jewelry and accessories extended to the whole bridal party not only through the in store selection but also through the many catalogues. The girls were very pleased with how well the jewelry matched their dresses and the whole elegant ensemble. Our special day fell on July 23, 2005. As a new bride, I remember very well the stress associated with wedding planning, especially finding the perfect dress. I visited many bridal shops in the area but when I discovered Bridal Bells Boutique, I knew I was in good hands—it was a perfect match! Bridal Bells Boutique
Bridal Bells Boutique has 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 77 user reviews.