Top Wedding Stores In Connecticut For The Vintage Shopper

March 11, 2014 9:00 AM

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A wedding is a wonderful day to share with family and fun. It can also be taxing to the budget. Here are some shops to help you find that vintage bridal dress or those bridal fashions that may have been enjoyed before. Take a look and see how far your allowance can get you. The shops can dress you and your wedding party from veil to shoes.

Tova’s Vintage Shop
1330 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook , CT. 06475
(860) 395-1955

If you are thinking about a vintage dress or gown, you can choose from thousands at Tova’s. There are designer outfits by Bob Macke, Christian Dior and others. You will also find jewelry, from earrings, necklaces and bracelets in rhinestones and pearls to gold and silver. There are also wraps and stoles, handbags, purses, hats and more to compliment your outfit. New pieces come in daily.

So Many Dresses LLC
2546 State St.
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 248-3737

So Many Dresses LLC is a woman’s clothing boutique that caters to formal occasions. This shop carries bridal gowns as well as designer clothing for the mother of the bride/groom. You will find wedding gowns starting at just $99. The shop carries consignment clothes that are both new and gently used. The sizes range from a 2 to 2X. Dress up your outfit with shoes, jewelry and real or faux furs. All dresses are in perfect condition.

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Love Me Two Times Consignment & Bridal Boutique
15 Merchants Ave.
Taftville, CT 06380
(860) 889-3535

Love Me Two Times Consignment & Bridal Boutique is a one-stop shop. It carries new bridal gowns for sale from bridal shops that have closed down. Find the perfect shoes or try on veils, tiaras and hair combs designed using pearls, crystals and rhinestones to compliment your dress. There are also outfits for the flower girl, bridesmaids and the bride and groom’s mothers. The shop has a seamstress at the ready for alterations as well.

Brides to Be
2277 Main St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 633-3639

Brides to Be has had a consignment shop for the past 30 years. No appointments are necessary and years of experience means personal service. The inventory includes 85 percent new clothing. Don’t worry about the season, the shop carries a variety of high quality, high end designs all year long. The dress sizes range from two to 28. The hold policy is free for the first 24 hours or five percent of the retail price for a seven day hold.

The Stork & Fashion Exchange, LLC
1430 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-4636

The bridal gowns in this shop are consigned. If you need a dress or veil on short notice, this shop can achieve this within the week, including alterations. The Stork and Fashion Exchange, LLC prides itself on finding you a gown at a very affordable price, including top designer labels. Select dresses include complimentary alterations. You can also find wedding party dresses, or even an outfit for the flower girl. This shop has received a five star rating from Wedding Reports.

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