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Dress & Attire and Invitations and Favors & Gifts in Newtown, CT,
(203) 426-2598
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    Claire Burch

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  • I honestly cannot say enough good things about The Persnickety Bride. I honestly loved this store and Denise (the owner) THAT MUCH. I had a strong feeling I'd find the right dress there the moment I walked in the door. I'd already been to a couple of bridal stores, but nothing fully "clicked" for me before Persnickety. Plenty of dresses had looked good and other owners were also nice, but no owner compares to Denise. Her store is beautiful and filled with incredible quality gowns, but it really was the kind of service she gives that I've never gotten anywhere else (bridal or otherwise). She set me up with an online lookbook before my appointment so I could identify dresses I like (however many or few you want!) and then she had those ready for me when I arrived. She took the time to have a quick zoom pre-meeting with me so we could talk about my wedding and she could really understand me, my style, and my wedding. She clearly cares, and that's what makes her so effective at helping ... Read more

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    Claire - You and your mom were such a joy to work with today. I love how beautiful you look in your dress. It is stunning on you and of course will look more stunning when you walk down the aisle! I'm excited we can get it in before you move to Texas. Thank you for your incredible review. It really brought tears to my eyes. I can't express how much I appreciate the kind words of my clients. It pushes me forward to continue my craft in my own way and style that makes a difference in the lives of my brides and their families.

    Erica Lynn

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  • This is a one of a kind shop. I knew from the energy as soon as I walked in that I'd be purchasing my dress from The Persnickety Bride. The one-on-one appointments offered a much more intimate experience than other shops I've been in. Lori was so sweet and funny as I tried on dresses; she was honest, patient, and knowledgable. As for Denise- she is highly passionate, genuine, and she truly runs a beautiful shop. She took the time to send me kind messages before my appointments, which really helped to calm my nerves. This type of quality is unmatched! I'm so grateful! (and props to Denise's daughter for helping!)

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    Erica you looked stunning in your dress. I am so happy with the fit and how joyous you look in it. If you need anything you know how to reach us. Thank you for your lovely review. It means so much to me, Lori and the rest of our staff. xoxo Denise

    Niki R

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  • Denise and the whole team at The Persnickety Bride were top notch and so great to work with. I was introduced to the shop as they were a retailer who carried the dress that I had been dreaming of. I started my dress search at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, so I was nervous that I wasn't going to be able to get my dress in time, however, they handled the situation like true professionals. Prior to meeting in person, Denise set up a Zoom appointment to discuss my tastes and style preferences. She took the time to show me gowns on mannequins, which was super helpful in determining which dresses that I wanted to try on at my in person appointment. I had such a fun time during our Zoom appointments and in person appointments to try on dresses. Denise really knows her stuff, and not to mention is so fun to work with. She truly cares about her brides. I can't recommend Denise and The Persnickety Bride enough, you will not be disappointed!

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    Niki - wow - how many times can I say wow - putting your dress on you yesterday was beyond amazing that dress - was just wow. We know its a great dress but you were absolutely stunning - you know we are totally here for you if you need anything else for the wedding. Thank you for the awesome review. I live every day for my girls (and you know you are MINE once you are a Persnickety Bride you are always a Persnickety bride) - my job is to see you smile from ear to ear and have people gaze at you on your wedding day - and say - wow she looks stunning.. I want it to be the happiest day of your life and create the memories and pictures that will last a lifetime of love, marriage and family. xoxo Denise

    Carolyn DiMicco

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    5 out of 5
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  • Denise is absolutely amazing! Not only is she quick to respond, BUT SHE LOVES WHAT SHE DOES! Her passion and joy completely comes through in ANY interaction you have with her. Even in setting up my appointment, I knew Denise would find my dress. The weeks leading up to my bridal appointment sold me on becoming a Persnickety Bride well before I found my dress. Denise makes you feel like valued as a customer and like one of her long-time friends right from the start. A truly unique experience - Denise takes the time to get to know you before your appointment so when the day comes, she knows your style and it’s really like hanging out with your close friend! Not only that, but I fall more in love with my dress each day. Great selection. Gorgeous dresses. Amazing experience.

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    Your joy this past weekend in getting yourself measured for your beautiful custom Lea Ann Belter dress was magical. You and your mom were so excited to move on to the next step in your wedding gown journey. I loved your shoes and they were perfect for the dress. I can't wait to see both of you again. Thank you for the beautiful testimonial - I am just so happy to have all my beautiful brides glowing on their wedding day. Anything I can to to make it the best day ever - I am there!!! xoxo Love Denise

    Rose Adamson

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  • The Persnickety Bride and Denise are 5 plus stars. Denise spent a couple zoom meetings with me discussing not only my dress but dress options for my mother. When I walked in not only had she pulled dresses we discussed about but spent time finding dresses she thought would look amazing. Denise spent time really thinking about what I wanted and what would look best on my body. I will be referring to her in the future as the "dress whisper" because she really knows her stuff! The first dress was stunning and I LOVED it but we kept looking just to be sure. Denise encouraged me through the whole process to trust my gut. At the end when I had 3 dresses I was between she took me outside to try them on with a mirror and stand "COVID" safe and friendly without a mask! And outside is where I knew. If you've been unsure or lost or confused about what to wear, the dress whisper (Denise) is where you will find it! I cannot thank her enough. She even helped my mom find a stunning dress!!!

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    Nothing makes me happier than being called "the dress whisperer" - actually I think it is just understanding our bride's needs and body type which is what drives me to find the right dress for our brides. A Persnickety Bride really has a good sense of self, but just needs that little touch and ability to find the right dress for her special day. It's about listening, and learning our bride - learning who they are and what makes them happy. I do amaze myself when I hit the nail on the head the very first time. It's a very fun and rewarding job and brides like you Rose are the reason I am so passionate about my company and our business! xoxo Thank you. Denise, Emily and Aeryn

    Megan Poitras

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  • The Persnickety Bride is hands down THE place to go if you want an incredibly dress shopping experience and a gorgeous dress. I can't say enough wonderful things about Denise and The Persnickety Bride! The store is filled with gorgeous, high quality gowns. Every dress in the store is absolutely beautiful. I ended up purchasing the first dress I put on! The minute I stepped into it, I burst into tears. It was so beautiful and Denise nailed my personal style. The dress is everything I dreamed it would be and more! Denise makes wedding dress shopping easy, personalized, and fun! She is so welcoming and an absolute blast. The level of customer service and care she shows for each bride is unmatched. I am so thrilled to be a Persnickety Bride! I can't imagine a better dress shopping experience. I am still over the moon! Thank you, Denise!

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    Dear Megan, This has to be one of the most endearing testimonials. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have such a passion for what I do - and so much of this is driven by my brides. To be able just to learn about you, your fiance Eric, your plans for your wedding day. I was thrilled to have pulled the first dress that you fell in love with as your own. I always put brides into more dresses just to be absolutely sure - but when I got word that this was your dress and we had the second appointment set up - I was so happy for you. Congratulations - you looked absolutely gorgeous in your dress! Can't wait to work on the rest of your wedding planning with you.

    Corina Dasilva

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  • Go to the shop and you won’t regret it!

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    Thanks so much Corina for your review! You are such a sweetheart. Take care and I will see you again soon! xoxo Denise

    Lauren

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  • Review Where do I even start! The Persnickety Bride was my first bridal shop. Before I came in, I was given a personal lookbook link to favorite the dresses they had. Denise FaceTimed me the day of and we talked a bit without masks about my wedding style, venue, etc. It was quick, but made me feel like she cared about me and wanted to be prepared. And boy was she - they had all my favorited dresses out and ready for me to try! Every dress I tried, Denise was quick to clip me with various very strong clips that made each dress look like it fitted me perfectly. She asked what I liked and didn’t like, and we refined my style with each new dress she pulled. For those concerned about COVID, we all wore masks, her darling daughter steamed/sanitized each dress after I was done considering it, and I was the only appointment at that time. Being an overanalyzer though, I wasn’t prepared to buy a dress at my first stop, but not once did Denise pressure me! Instead, she spent time educating m... Read more

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    My sweetheart Lauren - OMG you just made me cry!!! Honestly - I love having the connection that I do with you. It means so much to me that my brides find what makes them truly gorgeous in a wedding dress. You and I clicked from the moment we spoke. I am glad you went and educated yourself on other dresses. I'm happy you had your beautiful wedding dress brought in for you as a loaner. You put careful thought into purchasing your dress and you really knew what you loved. That is all I can ever ask - is that my brides work through the processes in choosing the right dress for you - from the time you will be in the dress to how you will accessorize it. All of this is part of making you - your most beautiful you!! Thank you so much for becoming a Persnickety Bride. I am excited to continue our journey together during this exciting time in your life. xoxo!!! Fondly, Denise

    Suzi Rebecca Wright

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    5 out of 5
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  • I came to Persnickety a couple months ago and instantly fell in love with their dresses and staff. I had so much fun trying on gowns and just spending time in the store. I knew that I would be back again to get my prefect dress. When I came back it was like we were all old friends and they knew exactly my style and what dresses I needed to try. I loved how personalized the experience felt. They really are just spectacular at what they do. I have found the perfect gown that feels like it was made for me. I am so proud to say that I am a Persnickety Bride :) I would highly recommend this shop!

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    Suzanne I was so happy to see you come back to the shop with your Moms bestie "Auntie" and your girlfriends. You have such a great support system of women. It was so sweet to meet your mom via FaceTime to go over each dress with you. You looked beautiful in so many of our dresses - but YOUR dress is extremely gorgeous and so perfect for you. It's elegant and timeless and you look stunning in it! I am so happy that you joined The Persnickety Bride family. Thank you for your business and most importantly your friendship. It means the world to me and all us ladies here at The Persnickety Bride!! xoxo Denise

    Dani

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  • The best shop! Denise is so knowledgeable, fun, and makes you feel like you’re at home and have known her forever!!! There is an incredible selection but you never feel overwhelmed by the choices, 100% recommend everyone to go find their dream dress here!!

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    Dani - you are such a doll. I had such a great time with you and your family. You did a great job in narrowing down your choices. You picked such a gorgeous Justin Alexander Signature dress!! Thank you so much for becoming a Persnickety Bride!! xoxo Denise

    Samantha Ciaccia

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  • The best, most memorable part of my wedding planning experience (so far) has taken place at The Persnickety Bride with Denise and her girls.  It's hard to decide where to start because there are a million and one reasons why this bridal store is so special.  From the moment I made my appointment online, Denise made me feel like family. She reached out and talked to me about how I can prepare, what I should bring and what I should think about before arriving.  They offered an online portal where I could browse through all the dresses and favorite the styles I liked.  Based on that, they pulled them all ahead of time so when I arrived it was organized, efficient, and zero stress.  Upon arrival, the store was ADORABLE, so clean, and felt like a fairytale.  They had two huge fancy chairs where my Mom got to sit and feel special.  Denise herself was a little ball of energy, who we fell in love with immediately.  She was warm, funny, and just overall someone you want to spend time w... Read more

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    Samantha - the joy on your face when you put on your dress is what makes my heart so happy in this business. There is nothing like a bride to be looking and herself with such excitement and knowing that she was in "the one" - it's a pretty darn special moment for me - especially when I just pick up the dress and put it on the bride. Now I have to say this happens a lot in our shop - brides don't realize that this all comes from listening to the bride. Looking at their body and more listening. Samantha was literally shocked - but she was absolutely stunning and gorgeous in her dress - there was no doubt in any minds - but as usual I make them get into a bunch of other gowns to be absolutely sure. Especially if this is your first "rodeo" at a shop!!! I am so thrilled that you are so happy honey - you look gorgeous and I love that you are using your sister's veil it looks awesome with the dress. Can't wait to see how your invitations and other items come out now!!! Love working with you and mom - I hope you continue to enjoy your journey as A Persnickety Bride xoxo Denise , Emily and Aeryn

    Kelsey

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  • We just put our save the dates in the mail last night and cannot help but feel so grateful to the Persnickety Bride. I did not think it would be possible to actively plan my wedding during a quarantine but Denise and Emily helped it go off without a hitch by using zoom meetings and email. I am a very hands on person but it was easy to put my trust in Denise and Emily; their expertise and advice with all things bridal is so comforting. You also cannot beat that personal touch when it comes to doing your stationary via the Persnickety Bride vs DIY alternatives. There were many things I would have never even thought about that Denise brought to my attention. This process was not only easy but so much fun! I cannot recommend the Persnickety Bride enough, they are fabulous!

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    Awwwww Kelsey thank you for such a lovely review. You just made Emily and my day!! We totally love our brides, grooms and families and I am proud to say we are dedicated to creating a positive and happy experience for everyone. These are very trying times - but I am very fortunate to have great staff and wonderful clients. I am so happy that you found our work diligence and "persnickety-ness" to be fun and helpful. We LOVE doing Zoom appointments for paper and think it is a great way to connect with our couples and really give a great run down of product. We are sure to pick awesome paper for you as we know what we provide. There is a lot of trust in the process and we are so happy we provide that piece of mind!!! Thanks again and you know we are here for you for the rest of you planning xoxo much love - Denise, Emily, Lori and Aeryn

    Ashley L

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  • The Persnickety Bride had a great selection of dresses. I walked in not what I wanted and it was stress free. So many beautiful options to choose from and friendly staff who were so very helpful. I was planing on wearing a simple "little white dress" for my elopement and then a gown for a later reception; however, I was able to find an amazing dress that could be ready within 2 months. This was a pleasant surprise since I did not think that could happen and did not need to compromise on the style I would have chosen to get something in a short time period. To add to their great customer service, they were able to provide me the name of a trusted seamstress nearby for any alterations. Couldn't have had a more wonderful experience.

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    Ashley I simply LOVE the "Whitney" dress that you purchased. I remember Lori coming to me and saying how quickly you were getting married (In Central Park - so romantic) and then the family event I think it was like a week or two later. I was so so so happy to find that dress in a size 4 in the warehouse just waiting for you!!! I was like what a gift. We got it in a few days and off you went to our seamstress. Your wedding pictures were so beautiful and I remember the day of your reception you came in with your husband to grab a hairpiece. Honestly - for someone who was able to do it "on the fly" - you ended up with everything you could have wanted and we couldn't have been happier to help you out. I can't say that it happens all the time - but it did happen for you! Thank you so much for becoming A Persnickety Bride and congrats on the start of your new family!! xoxo Denise

    Michelle Chewens

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  • Denise and her staff run a fabulous little boutique dress shop in Connecticut. The experience was everything I could have hoped for. She had a beautiful selection of dresses and did a great job helping me figure out exactly what I was looking for. Once I said 'Yes,' she had champagne waiting and a little gift bag as well. I would highly recommend Persnickety Bride if you're looking for a intimate and individualistic shopping experience!

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    Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for your lovely testimonial!!! I am so happy you, your mom and your sister drove from Cornwall on Hudson, NY to come to the shop. I so enjoyed our time together and was thrilled that you found your beautiful Lola dress with US!!! So supper exciting! It is terrific that you were able to come during the week as it is so great to give a more personal experience to my brides. Thanks again for becoming a Persnickety Bride! I can't wait to see you and "the girls" again soon! If you need anything else please let me know xoxo Denise

    Julie Mangino

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  • This sweet Boutique style bridal store was the perfect place to support a sentimental dress purchase with my favorite ladies! The owner took the time to try to get to know me, and what I wanted to reflect the day of my wedding day, and every dress was better than the next, with so many unique options, so I felt confident when I made my purchase. I recommend The Persnickity Bride to anyone ready to have a fun time shopping for their special day!

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    Jules thank you so much for your lovely review. It means so much to me to make my brides feel special and loved. I do what I do out of the passion of seeing you young ladies start your new families. It is a very special time and everyone should feel the support and love from family, friends and especially me as I work to help you find your style, your dress to perfectly fit your vision of your day. We do it with all that we do in our business - it's a very important event in your life filled with decisions, planning and process and moving parts - my job is to make the dresses, the stationery and whatever else we are supplying a seamless fun experience. Thank you so much for becoming A Persnickety Bride and allowing us to be part of your journey to your new family! xoxo Denise
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