101 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA | Directions 3050134.299721 -83.826780
Worst experience ever! A friend of mine used Christopher for our bridesmaid dresses. Despite paying extra for "custom" dresses with our measurements, mine was so big I paid over $200 in alterations! I offered to pay over the phone when the dress was ordered, but he didn't know the final cost, so he would not accept any payment. I tried to pay when I flew in for the wedding, but he was "too busy" to take my check the day of the wedding. NINE MONTHS later, the sends me an email threatening to send me to collections unless I EMAIL him my credit card information! I repeatedly asked for a bill and an address to send a check, but he has still not emailed me a copy of the bill.
Furthermore, he spent my friend's wedding talking badly about other local brides (how much their budgets were, who fought with whom, etc.). He is less than discreet. Brides beware!
I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy!
Horrible! Rude, rude, rude! They will charge you for alterations they don't do, and act like you are crazy when you ask them to fix what you paid for to be fixed. My Mom bought her dress for my brother's wedding there and paid a LOT of $$$ for it, in addition, he charged her > $100 in alterations that he didn't do! As a result, she ripped her dress because she kept stepping on it. With "alterations", the bridesmaid dresses were $100 more than we were quoted, and I could have merely stuffed my bra a little bit to make my dress fit perfectly....my alterations were $65. My sis-in-laws' (also a bridesmaid) alterations were $75 and he didn't fix the broken zipper he initially said he would fix, and they had to pitch a fit to get it fixed. I had bought my wedding dress from there years ago, and had no problems with anything, but I would not recommend going here now after this last experience, especially for bridesmaid dresses.
Great Service – I had a great experience at Christopher's. He was nice and very helpful. I told him my budget and he helped me get something I liked within that budget. I did make an appointment. His shop like most nice bridal shops ask for an appointment obviously so they can schedule enough employees to help everyone on an individual basis. I can tell you having made an appointment I would have been annoyed to have someone without an appointment come in and distract from my time scheduled. Thanks Chris! You did a great job for me!
Go to Wal-mart, the people are nicer, so is the merchandise – I wouldn't go here if they were giving away dresses and diamonds!
I went with my little sister to this hole to get sized for a bridesmaid's dress that had been picked out by the bride.
My sister, who has recently lost 100 pounds and is around a size 14, told the large man there, who I later learned was Christopher, why she was there and he proceeded to tell her he "didnt have the dress she was there to buy in a size big enough for her to try on, he only had an 18! He was going to have to measure her by hand and order it"! She is easily a size 14! He wouldnt even let her try and see if it would fit! What a jerk!!
Well my sister, who has better manners than him just said ok and he ordered her dress.
When she went to pick it up it was HUGE!! She had to spend a fortune somewhere else, having it re-made to fit her.
Now this moron was also the wedding day planner for the bride, what a HUGE mistake! The bride and groom didnt get introduced to the reception. They didnt get to do a toast or cut the cake or do a father daughter dance because Christopher had booked another wedding right after hers and we could only stay at the reception for an hour! I did notice he was able to find time to get some food for himself!
He doesnt know how to plan better than that???
Weddings are a big day to everyone involved and I wouldnt trust my important day to this guy! I wouldnt even let him hand out napkins!
Incredible Dress Shop AND Wedding Planner – Christopher not only is an incredible dress maker and dress shop owner, but he is the best wedding planner in our region!
Perfect Shop for that Special Dress – Christophers is a wonderful shop for getting the attention you need when shopping for a special occasion. I was most pleased to have been able to make an appointment for my daughter to look for dresses. It would have been irritating to be constantly interrupted by other shoppers. Christopher himself is a dear and made us feel very welcome. He also has great taste and told my daughter which dresses flattered her body type. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone who is looking for a special dress.
Golden Gowns - Ha – The Bridal gowns @ Christophers must be made of gold. My daughter & I do not live in Gainesville. She is getting married next summer & we are just starting our search for that perfect dress. We drove to Gainesville on a Wednesday for the sole purpose of going to Christophers. I believe the only bridal store in Gainesville. Imagine our surprise when the door was locked. Oh, their closed all day on Wednesday. No problem, we would make another trip. We checked the times of operation ( which is posted on the front door ) so as to not make this same mistake again. After the times are listed, it says in small print _or_ by appoinment. We made our return on Friday. There were no other customers in the store. The lady asked if she could help us & I replied that we were wanting to look at bridal gowns. She quickly let me know that you could only do that by appointment. I explained to her that we were from out of town & would just like to look at what they had. She said that she was sorry but that he had an appointment due in at any time now. I asked again, can we just look. No, was her reply, theirs only one dressing room up stairs & the appoinment is due any time. Would we like to make an appointment. My daughter asked when that would be. The sales lady says, She would check her book for next week. We were there before 2:00 pm. Not knowing our schedule for next week, I would have to call her back, if we had time. Oh, she was gracious enough to tell us that some of their less formal dresses were on a rack towards the front of the store. We looked at the limited selection & chose a couple to try. In search for a dressing room, we were shown a room that was about 5 x 5 square. I tried to go in and help her with the dress but quickly realized that the room was to small, so I took the dresses off the hangers outside the room & handed them to her & then slide in to zip them up. After trying these dresses she was very hot in this unventilated closet. Not to mention that the gentleman ( I presume is Christopher )is standing outside the door when you open & close the door as she is getting dressed. I know she had to feel uncomfortable with that. Cause I certainly did. Have I mentioned that this so called appointment has yet to show up. We were there for at least 30 minutes to 45 minutes. The only customers the whole time. Not customers any longer. In this economy, I can not understand a business that refuses to allow a potential customer to view their merchandise. Like some of the other reviews. Unless you are one of the elite that actually do get to walk up those lovely stairs to view the golden gowns.
Terrible customer service – I went in with my friend (who herself was a frequent customer) because we both needed dresses for an event. My friend received great service as soon as they recognized her.......I was never even greeted. They brought her dress after dress while I had to go fetch each of mine myself.
They have amazing gowns, but they were so rude to me I would never go back.
Beautiful Formal Wear – Christopher has some of the most beautifull dresses I've seen. He hand-picks each style from fashion shows in NYC and I have to say, he has amazing taste. Prices are somewhat high, but the beauty and quality of his formal wear is unmattched.
I recommend visiting Christopher's if you're looking for top-of-the-line formal wear. However, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT with Christopher's before you arrive.
Fantastic Dress Shop! – I have been going to Christophers for almost ten years now for all of my formal event needs. He has dressed every lady in town for the important events in their lives and I would NEVER go anywhere else! The dresses are fantastic, the service is wonderful, and the workmanship is even better. They know me by name and I have never had a problem with anything once I put it into Christopher's hands. He even did my wedding! The only time you need an appointment is if you want to look at wedding dresses and of course Christopher is the one you want to help you out. When I didn't like anything in the store he MADE my dress from scratch. Every bride wants one on one service and Christopher's is the only place I know of where you can play dress up as the only bride in the store.
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