44 W Main St, Patchogue, NY | Directions 1177240.765350 -73.016210
Neighborhoods: Oyster Bay Cove, Long Island
Just sharing a story.... – I had been looking online at dresses for months-learning designers, finding out styles I liked, etc. Dress shopping for me has always been a nightmare! Never finding the perfect dress for whatever occasion it might be then finding one and still being uncomfortable in it. So when I called and made this appointment I was already extremely nervous! Than a friend told me about the "horrible reviews" on the internet and I almost cancelled my appointment. If it weren't for my mothers excitment over dress shopping for her daughter's wedding, I would have. When I entered the store I was greeted right away & told an attendent would be with me in a moment. When we were brought in the back I saw my "dream dress" & told the attendent that was the one wanted. When I put on the dress I thought , this was it, until I got infront of the mirror, it wasnt the "one". Already feeling disheartened, I tried on my mothers pick, similiar to the styles I liked. Again, no luck, until the attendant turned to me & showed me a gown that wasn't ANYTHING like the styles I liked. She said to me your wedding is in the summer, right? I though-gee you already forgot?! But she very nicely said, just try it on you might be surprised. Boy was I ever!!! When I saw myself infront of the mirror I couldn't believe that was me. Not only did I feel like a bride but a confident on at that! She knew not only what I would be comfortable in but what would make me look beautiful! What I thought was going to be a horrible experiece turned out to be the best dress shopping day ever! So,in that age old saying "Never judge a book by its cover!" I even found the veil & head piece to match & the whole time my attenendant never once made us feel like we were rushed! You see the store was supposed to close 2 hours after my appointment but stayed open till we were done! I had such a wonderful experience that I can't wait till my next appointment with my bridesmaids!!
Great Experience...Found my dream dress! – I dont know how anyone could write a bad review for this place because I had a great experience at Paradise Bridals. I don't live close and was visiting my Aunt in the area. She suggested we stop in just to try some dresses on and see what I liked. As soon as we got there we were greeted and everyone was so nice. It turned out that you didn't have the style dress I was looking for. However Rosalie took the time to go on the computer to see exactly what I liked. Rosalie along with Cherise and Maria pulled out similar dresses to show me. Cherise and Maria were amazing! They made me feel so comfortable and had so much patience from start to finish. They both went all over the store finding dresses, headpieces and veils I would like. They made every bride in there feel special and as if they were the only woman in the room. Customer service in your store is by far the best I have come across in the retail industry. I actually purchased my wedding dress right then and there without even going to another store to look around. There are so many Bridal places in Nassau county I could have went to. The reason I chose to pick a place so far from me is because of Cherise, Maria and the rest of the staff. It's well worth my 50 min drive...When the store was supposed to be closing Rosalie took extra time to show my mother some Mother of the Bride dresses and make her feel special also. I'm a makeup artist and I can assure you I will be recommending Paradise Bridal to all my clients and friends in the future! Thank you for making such a special day even more special.
Bridesmaids Dresses are GIGANTIC!!! – Reviewing this as a bridesmaid ....All of the bridesmaid dresses came in WAY bigger than we ordered. My dress was 4 sizes larger than the one I put down. Maybe they anticipated that I would put on 100 lbs in 6 months, who knows? Even the bra cups don't fit. The tailor actually laughed when i brought the dress in to be altered and asked me if I ordered the right size. And speaking of the tailor, you won't be able to get an appointment with Paradise's tailor unless you can get there on a weekday. For those of us that work 9-5 and have to travel to get there, it can be pretty difficult. So instead I have to pay to have it altered near my house in Queens, and it's not cheap. Another bridesmaid in the party is having it done through Paradise, and is not getting the dress back until 3DAYS before the wedding. Hopefully it's perfect when she gets it back or she's screwed. Not sure if they are any better with the bridal gowns, but my bride's wedding day is Nov 12th and she still doesn't have her dress. I know I'm not using them when I get married, that's for sure.
Nice Experience – I was so excited when I went to Paradise Bridals to try on bridal gowns. I couldn
NOT AS BAD AS EVERYONE MAKES IT SEEM... – As a bridesmaid at my cousin's wedding, I must say, YES I did have somewhat of an unsuitable experience when I went to pick up my dress and it was not ironed. The lady at the desk apologized and had my dress ironed in no time. I was not going to return to this store but then when I went to a bridal expo I found myself making an appointment to come in and try on dresses there. They offered a free veil and I fell for it... lol
The lady that helped me was very nice and picked out a lot of dresses that complimented my body type and I fell in love with my wedding gown. My bridesmaids and my mom also received a nice discount. At fitting time the seamstress was a little rough but all I cared about was getting my dress done right. My second appointment was better; the seamstress was less stressed and therefore very kind. My dress fit perfect!!!
Making my pickup appointment, I made sure the lady at the desk knew who I was and to also make sure my dress was ironed and ready to go. When I was ready to head out of the house to pick up my dress I remembered to call and make sure the dress was done and the answer was "YES"...
I always say to myself, not everything is as bad as it appears. I was a happy bride and I was satisfied and got over my fear of giving people a second chance. To all the brides out there reading this, We've all had awesome times... and some, well, not so great ones, but at the end, what matters is that you were able to get up to that altar in your dream dress and you still got married!
Happy Bride – I am not one for posting reviews, however I was approached by my friend's sister who asked where I got my gown. When I said Paradise - she said OMG, have you seen their reviews?? So I decided to check them out and after reading a few, I felt I needed to post my story. I've been to many bridal expos and at the last one I was at (Giorgios), I was offered a discount to go in and take a look at their gowns. From the minute I walked in, I felt like l've known my consultant for years. She was so nice and helpful...like I was shopping with a close friend. After purchasing my dress that day, I came back several times to look at bridesmaids and tuxedos and have always had a great experience. That's why I'm shocked to read all the negativity. I'm going back next week for my second fitting and I'm sure I'll be just as happy then.
MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR A BUSINESS – Im cracking up at the gushing review below mine... really? A living fairytale?! A bit over the top you think? Staff memebers must be posting reviews. This "fairytale" salon of dreams and rainbows didn't call me when my gown arrived,it was sitting there for weeks. They would not let me see the gown, lied about alterations and I was there getting alterations up until the date of my wedding. Management has major attitude problems. They were the only stressful part of my wedding.
Does anyone else find it strange that there are so many one star reviews and 5 star reviews and barely any mid-range reviews? hmmm
The Epitome of a Bridal Experience! – From the moment we walked into Paradise Bridal, my daughter felt as if she were the only bride in the world! . The experience was "living" a fairytale from getting the dress of her dreams, to having her dress personalized even more. Veils and accessories complemented the "dramatic" look my daughter envisioned since she was a very little girl. The bridal consultants were knowledgeable and sincerely committed to making her, her bridal party, mother of the groom, and me (mother of the bride) 100% pleased with each visit. With work schedules of the bridal party so incredibly challenging to make appointments, every single person was accommodated with dates and times that were so very much appreciated. The recommendations for Paradise Bridal were many and most definitely expressed the same sentiments.( SEE a comment made by one of my friends, one of many who recommended Paradise Bridal. she insisted on responding to my words. Her comment is under my account name.) The master seamstresses worked with great perfection and detail to have the dresses "custom" quality. It is so evident in attitude and a family type relationship, that each person working at Paradise loves what he or she does every single day. Reviewing Paradise Bridal is a pleasure for me, and I found myself compelled to share our wonderful, stressfree experiences. It is the only bridal salon and elegant attire business that I would strongly urge you to visit. See it for yourself and trust it for its reputation of excellence, a reputation so well-deserved and earned for so many, many years.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PARADISE BRIDALS!! – I was recommended by my co-worker to visit Paradise Bridals for my wedding gown. I live in Bayside and Patchogue is a bit a drive for me, but I went anyways. I visited at least 15 bridal salons in the tri-state area and did not find
SHADY BUSINESS!!! – Funny how the last few postive reviews were from people who have just oredered gowns... My oredering experience was fine... the fun began after my dress came in. My dress was ordered in JUNE... didnt arrive for EIGHT months... they would not let me see it until 4 weeks before the wedding. If would have be nice to be able to have seen the gown, because then we would have noticed they ordered the WRONG GOWN in the WRONG SIZE. At this point it was too late to re-order the gown. They never apologized... only said the woman who measured me made mistakes alot because she was old... really? There were many other issues, to many to type. Trust me... stay away. If you insist on using them lie about your wedding date or you will be in the shop getting alterations the night before your wedding.
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