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La Belle Elaine's Bridal is a new caliber of full-service bridal shop. Combining superior customer service with original and stylish
couture gowns in a modern, luxurious atmosphere. With over 6,000 square feet of space, we have a large selection of bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos rental for men, and Pacific Northwest's largest collection of bridal accessories featuring breathtaking designs by Sally Crew.
We carry most of the top designers featured in bridal magazines. Some are available exclusively at La Belle Elaine's.
La Belle Elaine's is in the Fisher Plaza building at 140 4th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109. Fisher Plaza is kitty-corner from the Space Needle entrance and takes up the entire block between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North, and Denny and John Streets.
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Best bridal store in Western Washington!. This place is awesome! They have a runway to try on your dress and a webcam so my mother in LA could see me in my dress. I've been to 5 stores in the area and La Belle Elaine's has by far the biggest selection. And the bridal consultants are very friendly and helpful. Me and my sister had so much fun there, we are going to tell everyone to shop there.
Really fun place to shop: Good way to share the fun with long distance friends. I think you get what you pay for. I went to several boutiques, and after 2 trips to "La Belle Elaine's" I found, "the dress". It was more than I preferred to pay (the dress was $1800), but my salesgirl (Lindsay) only showed me dresses in my price range - she was really good about mainly bringing me dresses that would stay in my $1200 or less budget. The fun part about the store is the runway and webcam - all my aunts got to watch me go down the runway in different dress options, so they were all able to share the experience even though they are all living in LA and I'm here shopping in Seattle. They had a wide selection of dresses $1500 and under, but as some other reviewers pointed out, very few under $1000. Nice designs, rich fabrics, lots of detail, definitely worth checking out!
Spotty customer service, terrible for bridesmaid's dresses.
Although La Belle Elaine's presents itself as a high class place for brides and their maids to shop for dresses, their service is low-brow at best. My friend did not buy her wedding gown at this store, but we made an appointment and went to La Belle Elaine's in search of bridesmaid's dresses. After arriving for our appointment on time, we had to wait quite a while before a sales woman took us back to the bridesmaid's dress sample room. Not sure what the wait was for, as she immediately disappeared after that.
Once we had settled on a dress, another person came to take measurements of each bridesmaid. Based on those measurements and the dress manufacturer's size chart, they recommended certain sizes for each of us. Since our measurements had been taken by an "expert" we went with their recommendations. This proved to be a terrible mistake.
When the dresses finally arrived (on time, as quoted, I'll give them that), they were all absolutely huge, on each bridesmaid. The sales woman helping us was far less than accommodating in regards to how to rectify the situation. With plenty of time before the wedding to send the dresses back in exchange for more appropriate sizes, she basically refused that as a solution and just told us to get them altered, as "an alteration of half an inch would cost the same as an alteration of two inches." The dress cost me $190. The alterations cost me $94. I'm sure part of the problem lies in the manufacturer's size chart, and the apparent racket in the wedding-related dress and alterations industries. But the alterations cost on top of the incredibly rude service at La Belle Elaine's is more than unbearable. I would absolutely not recommend shopping here.
Have your dress made, it will be a much more affordable and pleasant experience!
Hit and Miss Service.
I have gone with two friends dress shopping there. The first time, the woman helping us (Stacy) was great. She was very helpful and it did not feel like she was being pushy, but rather offered great suggestion. My friend ended up getting her dress that day.
The second time I went was a completely different story. The sales woman was horrible. She did not listen at all to what the bride wanted and was looking for. Instead she would pull out expensive dresses (one was $6,000) and tried very hard to sell her on that dress. The sales woman was also flipping between us and another bride. My friend was so turned off that she bought her dress elsewhere.
Loved La Bella Elaines!. I purchased my wedding dress at La Bella Elaines and I had a wonderful experience and my dress was amazing. The atmosphere of the store is enchanting. There is a runaway in the middle of the store so you can view all angles of the dress youre trying on and can even see yourself walking in the dress. There is a huge selection of beautiful dresses! The staff is VERY knowledgeable and helpful when looking for that perfect dress. The only con for some is that the dresses are pretty pricey but the experience definitely makes it worth it. I highly recommend looking for wedding dresses at La Bella Elaines.
Great, if you have no budget!. The space is lovely - big selection of dresses (but very few under $1,000). They even have a runway. However, the lady who helped us definately lost interest in being nice after we stated our budget (1,000 or less). She pressured us to spend more and tried to get us to buy overpriced veils (haven't even bought a dress yet!). I get the feeling that if you have a large budget they'll treat you right. Also, don't bother telling them that a lot of sites still have Elaine's of Edmonds (what this place used to be). They don't care. Note: Samples are 50% off marked price but are all dirtly, pulled or otherwise ruined.
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