Raleigh >Women's Clothing > Traditions By Anna
4209 Lassiter Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760935.840042 -78.644516
Neighborhoods: North Hills
Excellent sales staff - terrible experience with alterations – When I first came for my appointment at Traditions my mother and I arrived 10 minutes early, and were forced to wait outside in the middle of July for the start of our appointment. The saleswoman Martha however was excellent and was really able to turn the appointment around. She ended up pulling the dress that I purchased, and I had a great overall experience. However when I returned to Traditions when my dress and veil first came in and they had ordered the wrong color veil. After much convincing they did order the "correct" veil.
When it came time for my first fitting, I came out with my dress and the alterations woman didn't even bother to stand up. She didn't say a word about the fit of my dress, and said I didn't need any alterations. When I pointed out that I didn't like the lace laid on my chest, and that there were a few wrinkles on the front of my dress she replied that there was nothing she could do about that and the problem is that I'm too big for my dress. My maid of honor had to suggest to her alterations that she could do to fix the wrinkle on the front of the dress. She then left the store without taking notes, and without saying anything to us about what alterations were needed and what she was going to do. Lastly, the veil that they order was still not the color I had requested when I purchased the veil. But since I didn't notice that they had made a mistake when writing down what color was to be ordered - it was my fault.
After this terrible alterations experience I took the photos of my dress to a different store, and they were able to provide several solutions to the problems with my dress. I will not be returning to Traditions for alterations.
All in all, I would say that the sales staff is excellent and, I do love my dress. However - the alterations process is a nightmare. No bride wants to hear that she's fat in her wedding dress (especially when she is a wedding dress size 4!)
The Only Place to Go! – Shopping for my bridal gown at Traditions by Anna was an wonderful experience. I was fortunate enough to be paired with Anna herself for my appointment. She was so wonderful and understanding. My mother was in intensive care and unable to attend the appointment and she was able to help me through that while I tried on dresses.
She respected my budget, offered guidance, and truly took my opinion, my father's opinion, my budget (my dress was $2500 UNDER budget), and how I looked in gowns into consideration when choosing dresses for me to try on. She even pulled a dress straight of a manikin in the window for me to try on (I bought it!)!
The service and attention at Traditions by Anna was far superior there than any other salon in Raleigh I went to. Every Raleigh, NC bride needs to go here!
The Perfect Dress for My Perfect Day – Traditions by Anna was not originally where I had planned to purchase my wedding gown. Granted, I had an appointment to look around but I didn't see anything that was what I was looking for. That was until I met Jane. She had the experience to look past what was hanging on the racks and could invision the perfect dress! I didn't even want to try on the gown that I ended up picking but once I hide the straps and slid the dress on...my breath was taken! There was my perfect dress that I was going to marry the man of my dreams in!
I found my bridesmaid and flower girl dresses there as well! Every person who works in the store was amazing to myself and the entire wedding party! I had the best experience and made friends while I worked so closely with the staff! Maria, who does the alterations, was exceptional as well! Everyone was so helpful and pleasant to work with! I would highly recommend purchasing a dress for any occassion at Traditions by Anna! Anna is such a great person as well! They can tailor any dress and redesign it to make it the perfect fit! This experience shaped my wedding through the reaction from my groom when the church doors opened to every moment captured by the camera in my spectacular wedding gown!
Felt awkward – I went in the other day just to look around at their formal dresses, the door was locked but I know they are by appointment, she still let me in. I was looking at the dresses and she watched my every move. I felt like I was doing something wrong. She was looking me up and down like I wasnt as good as she. I didnt stay long because they didnt have much but I wont be going back just because of how I was treated.
Wonderful Experience All-Around – Having checked out most of the wedding gown stores in the triangle area, Anna's is the only one I would recommend. I found a beautiful dress that was exactly what I was looking for.
The staff was incredibly helpful through the whole process. They even arranged my fittings to accommodate my crazy schedule (at the time I was living in northern Virgina and taking my 3rd year law school exams, so I was pretty inflexible... and they were incredibly understanding about it!)
I ended up getting all my accessories through Anna too (necklace, hairpiece, and earrings) -- the staff even allowed me to custom design my earrings so that I could have exactly what I wanted.
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Traditions by Anna. If you are looking for a wedding dress in the Triangle area, you should absolutely check their store out!!!
Fabulous Dresses, Fabulous Service! – Anna Kemp and Traditions by Anna made my wedding experience go so smoothly! Everyone that worked there were so attentive and nice. They were willing to give their honest opinions and had great advice. We were always invited to trunk shows, and we always felt as though we were the only customers in the store. Maria, the tailor, is amazingly talented. She and everyone else were so professional, yet made us feel welcome. I also bought my bridesmaids dresses there. I was able to custom order my bridesmaids dresses and wedding dress. Everything was beautiful! Buying a wedding dress and going for fittings are one of the most important and memorable parts of getting married. Traditions by Anna made it an unforgettable experience!
Great Selection, Great Service and Staff, Great Prices! – My experience at Traditions by Anna exceeded my expectations from start to finish. The boutique is beautiful and the staff was extrememly welcoming from my first trip in. They let me browe the dresses on my own (some boutiques pick them for you), numerous times and were very patient as I tried almost every dress on twice! The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the designers (great great selection of designers) and details of each dress. They were honest and reassuring about each decision. Their prices are very reasonable for both wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses which I ended up getting here as well which was very nice to get both at one store. I was traveling to town for my appointments and fittings and they could not have been more prompt when I arrived and flexible with my schedule. The dress arrived as scheduled and the alterations were a breeze. Their service was wonderful; pressing both my dress and veil numerous times, working with my bridesmaids, and remaining patient through my indecisive ways. My dress exceeded my expectations....it was perfect! I enjoyed each and every visit to Traditions by Anna. Overall, they made the dress experience for me memorable, stress-free, and fun. I would recommend Traditions by Anna to anyone!
Amazing experience!!!! – I had a truly fantastic experience at Traditions - I really couldn't have envisioned it going any better. They have a huge collection of gorgeous dresses at any price point, the staff is friendly and patient, and the store is beautiful. They all clearly love their jobs, and I never felt like I was being pushed with a hard sell.
The associate I worked with (Martha - ask for her!) was just perfect! She spent 2 1/2 hours with me at my first visit, where I tried close to 20 dresses on before narrowing it down to 2, and then squeezed me in the next day and spent another 2 hours with me so I could come back to make a final decision! She was patient and encouraging, and had a great eye - she pulled the dress that I'll be wearing on my wedding day! By the time I left on Day 2, I had a dress, a veil, and a hairstyle finalized, and a huge grin on my face! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.
Gorgeous dresses! – I just found my dress at Traditions! I am kind of a picky shopper, and both of the ladies that helped me were really friendly and patient. I probably tried on a dozen dresses and lots of different veils (they have great veils too) and I found the most perfect strapless stress and veil. We had a champagne toast with my mom and best friend who were with me which was fun too. Thanks again!! Cindy
Great Experience – I had a great experience with Traditions by Anna. A friend recommended I go there and I found a beautiful gown that I ordered. Even though it took three visits for me to make up my mind, my sales associate was always patient and very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend them for selection, quality, and service.
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