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I was not treated with a whole lot of respect at this location.
Incredibly poor salesperson, or
amazingly small selection. Sent an email when we made the appt, saying what style the bride is looking for, with a couple of example from the lines they carry. Got an email back saying they have lots to choose from in that style. When we arrived the salesgirl brought a different style, "their most popular dress". To be nice, we all said it was pretty, so she brought 6 more just like it. Can we see the style we asked for in the email? What email? It was like pulling teeth, but she finally reluctantly brought a couple in the style we wanted. "That's all we have in that style". Really? Fit and flare, trumpet, or mermaid?
Save your time- not much here.
Thank you Jenny from Ania Collection!!.
My best friend and I made an appointment about a month and were really excited to go. We knew that we weren't going to find her dress that day but were excited to get the process started.
We walked into the shop and everyone there was really nice. Not like, overwhelming annoyingly nice, but actually genuine to see us. Which I thought was nice because we were there late on in the day on a Friday and I thought everyone would just be ready to go and hit happy hour by that point.
But Jenny was our consultant and she was AMAZING! She wasn't overwhelmingly enthusiastic, she was actually involved in our process. We talked to her about what we wanted and she brought us the best display of dresses. From the very simply to the very elaborate, but all within in the budget we discussed. She was very realistic and didn't try and pressure us into anything.
Then suddenly, she pulled out the perfect dress. We had no intention of buying a dress that day, but she nailed it. She found the best dress. It was different than what we had originally thought, because we had thought about short but she brought us the long version and it was love at first sight. We tried on other but we all went back to that one. She gave us dresses that were more expensive but even she said that one was the best. It was probably the least expensive of the ones we picked but she knew it was the best.
She let my friend try it on a few times and it was perfect. She even gave us time and space to talk about it ourselves.
I am the maid of honor and not a very "girly" girl. And my best friend who I was with wanted something very specific and isn't overly girly either and we were both totally comfortable with Jenny. She was genuine and happy and hilarious. We had so much fun with her and she made the experience so much fun.
It wouldn't have been the same without Jenny. She was even jumping around and excited with us as my friend tried stuff on. It was great and I am so glad she was our consultant.
GO TO THIS PLACE! We had no idea what we were doing and they were so nice. GO HERE! They will do the same for you. Thanks Jenny!
Great Dresses - Poor Alterations.
The Ania Bridal employee who helped me pick the perfect dress was awesome! Her name is Rachel and the shop has a great staff of very helpful associates and beautiful dresses for all budgets. My dress was amazing and was only $900! Rachel even accommodated my coming in several times to show visiting relatives my gown before my wedding!
The problem with my dress actually arose from the alterations person, Julie, recommended by Ania Bridal. Julie was incredibly sweet and came into the shop to work on my dress alterations so that my gown never had to leave the shop. However one of the straps she put on my previously strapless gown came off during my first dance!
Had she mentioned to me that there was even the slightest chance that the straps wouldn't work for that gown I would have NEVER paid extra to have them put on! I actually missed my ENTIRE reception because I was in the bathroom with my aunt and cousin who were helping me to fix the strap. VERY DISAPPOINTING!
Beautiful gowns, nice atmosphere, and great service. Just bought my Allure Bridal dress from AniA (July 2011) and had a great experience! Emily was fabulous- super nice and helpful without being pushy at all. I loved the atmosphere of the whole place too- it was classy without being stuffy. I would recommend this place to anyone!
Amazing customer service, gorgeous gowns. I had THE BEST experience at AniA Bridal. I had a unique situation in that my first wedding dress was ruined by my seamstress (she was not associated with AniA, and my first dress was not from this store.) I finally accepted that my dress would not be wearable and that I would have to find a new one 2 months before my wedding. I was so stressed out and distraught by this! However, Morgan, of AniA bridal, was my hero. She made me feel comfortable and at ease as soon as I met her. She was very professional, offered me something to drink, took me back to wear I'd be trying on dresses and intently listened to me describe my dream wedding dress. She was very empathetic to my situation and treated me like she was helping her best friend rather than someone she had just met. Luckily for me, AniA just had a sample sale. Morgan listened to the things I said I liked and didn't like in a wedding dress, and I was shocked at how many gorgeous dresses she pulled for me to try on that I loved. When I had originally looked at other bridal shops, dresses that the associates pulled for me made me wonder if they were even listening to what I said I wanted. Her style is impeccable and I quickly learned I could trust her on all her suggestions and opinions. She was extremely patient with me the whole time, never making me feel rushed or pressured. She even asked me half way through our session if I had changed my mind about having something to drink as we were running a little long. UNBELIEVABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! The other girls who worked there were also very sweet. After I decided on a dress, one of the girls behind the cashier's desk asked if she could give me a hug which was very welcomed! I could go on and on with more details about this wonderful experience but I'll stop rambling and recommend this: Make sure you make an appointment at AniA if you're looking for a wedding dress. You will not be disappointed! I can guarantee you I will be bringing in all my friends when they get engaged!
Waste Of Time and Energy. All the dresses I saw were old, dirty or missing beads etc..!! I was told they couldn't order my dress unless I paid an extra $300 for shipping because my wedding is in september. To Top it off...MY PARTY WAS PUT IN BACK AND WHEN I WENT TO THE FRONT TO USE THE LARGE MIRROR I NOTICED ALL THE OTHER CUSTOMERS HAD EITHER WINE OR WATER IN CHAMPAGNE GLASSES! I GUESS WE WERE NOT THE RIGHT COLOR!!! BUT HAD THE RIGHT COLOR OF MONEY!! NO I DIDNT BUY ANYTHING FROM THERE.
Ania is the BEST. Ania Collection saved my life! seriously i don't know what would I do without them. I came in panicked one month before my wedding after several shops told me that it was too late to place in order. The staff were more gladly to assist me from zero step till I found the dress that fits my dream. I absolutely recommend Ania Collection !
Pleased. AniA was the second place I looked for a wedding dress. I was very happy with the immediate greeting and Morgan was great. I told her what I was looking for and my max price for a dress and she brought out about 5 dresses. The second one she chose for me was the one I walked out with. The associates were more than welcoming and helpful to me and my 4 friends. However, my dress and veil needed to be ordered and I was told I would have the veil in a few weeks and the dress in 5 months. My dress arrived on time, but still no veil. I am pretty sure they forgot to order it. Then I was told I would have my veil in 2 weeks. 4 weeks later...no veil. I went into the store and the associate asked multiple employees to help locate my veil with no success. I was certain it still was not ordered. Finally 2 weeks before my wedding I was given my veil. I would recommend that if you purchase anything from AniA that needs to be ordered, follow up often so you do not run into the ordeal. Other than that, I was very happy with everything else.
not so much.
Looking for a wedding dress ought to be fun and you ought to feel like a princess! (Especially given how much you pay for it.)
I went to AniA, totally excited because I heard they had a great selection...Unfortunately, the staff there could not have been worse. It felt like a race with dresses flying everywhere. Before trying on dresses, we went through what I was looking for and not a SINGLE dress she brought me to try had even one element I was looking for. Other places I went to I was given the opportunity to look through the dresses and take my time looking at things I was trying on. Not here. Unless you want to be bullied and given zero time to think about a dress, don't go to AniA's. Honestly, other places have the same and better dresses with superior service.
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