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

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  • I had the most amazing experience at The Persnickety Bride! When we went in for my appointment, we were immediately greeted with Denise's warmth and excitement. She had already pulled several dresses that I had seen on the website and wanted to try. Since my wedding was coming up in just two and a half months, she called her vendors to make sure that she only pulled samples that she knew she would be able to get in time. Prior to my arrival, I shared with Denise clear criteria for what I was looking for, and she listened to my requests. I tried on several dresses that were absolutely beautiful... but they didn't feel like "me" -- despite being exactly what I had asked for! I was feeling a bit confused and discouraged, but Denise brought in one last dress and said, "Humor me and just try this one on." I was skeptical because it has some elements that I had specifically told her I did not like, but I trusted her and tried it on anyways... and I absolutely LOVED it! I was shocked. This wo... Read more

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    Rachel is a total love. I so enjoyed being around her and her mom. She is such a down to earth person and is planning a small intimate wedding with her fiance and family. In my heart I really knew the dress that would be her dress. I waited on pulling it because Rachel was pretty sure she wanted a dress with as little structure as possible. In the end, I did pull our Marissa dress that is just a gorgeous fit in flair with amazing boning and structure in the bodice. As soon as I put this dress on Rachel knew it was the one. Elegant, natural, with beautiful lace, lines that highlight the body beautiful and a stunning (but not to big) train - this non sparkle dress off the shoulder showed her beautiful decolatage perfectly. Rachel has great height - and my god she looks like a goddess in this dress. so so lovely. She has the cutest little pixie cut as well - so it just went so well with her personality and need for beauty and elegance. Stunning simply stunning. Rachel - I loved when you came back with mom and your godmother to pick up your dress - I am so excited to see pictures of your ceremony. Thank you for coming and becoming a Persnickety Bride. I loved having you as a client and am so happy you are part of our family of brides! xoxo Denise, Emily and Aeryn

    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

    Sydney Polke

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  • I'm back home for the holidays from San Francisco and I thought I was going to pop into The Persnickety Bride, try on a few dresses and leave with an idea of what style and shape dress I would want to look for moving forward. Little did I know I would fall in love with not one but two dresses! Denis is AMAZING, she made looking for a dress fun, easy and stressless. Ahead of my appointment Denis called me so that we could FaceTime and get to know each other a little better. She wanted to know my story and see my face without a mask. (The Persnickety Bride is taking all of the proper precautions when it comes to dealing with covid 19.) I left my appointment totally torn but not once did I ever feel pressured to make a decision or purchase stress from the staff. After going back and forth between the dresses all night and consulting all of my closest friends I was still torn. I woke up the next morning with a little clarity when I received a text from Denis offering me another appointment... Read more

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    My Dear Sydney - God you are the sweetest thing! Thank you so much for the glowing testimonial!! I had so much fun with you , MOM and MOH! I am beyond thrilled that you became a Persnickety Bride. What fun we had - and I especially like when I can help a bride talk through the process of how she envisions herself on her wedding day. Your dress is absolutely breathtaking on you. You have a terrific figure and it shows it off beautifully. I love making my brides feel special and loved - it is all about you ladies. I just am glad that so many brides love the quality of our dresses and understand the care and joy I take in bringing these collections to brides across the tri-state and beyond. I cant wait to see you in your beautiful dress when it comes in. Thank you so much for your business and friendship - it mean a lot of me and my staff. xoxo Fondly , Denise, Emily, and Aeryn - The Persnickety Bride

    Carolyn DiMicco

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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

    Anika Calloway

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  • Love, Love, Love the Basix evening gown that I purchased from Denise and her team. I have been searching online for this dress for almost a year, and when I saw it come up in response to my search inquiry, I was super excited! Being that I am in Georgia, and the dress boutique is located in CT, I was a little apprehensive about making such a big purchase. I sent Denise and her team an email and voicemail Sunday afternoon and first thing Monday morning, Denise returned my call and provided ALL the details and information I could ever request. In addition, she texted me live photos of the dress. I also looked around the website and read other reviews, which were all glowing. The ordering process was easily conducted via phone and my dress arrived in less than 2-days! Denise was very engaging from start to finish, and her assistant in the shop that handled the purchase was equally engaging and pleasant. Even though I was not in person, I felt that I had the same personalized service she w... Read more

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    Thank you so much for your lovely review Anika! All my brides, mom and beautiful ladies like you get the Persnickety treatment! We are here to make you experience wonderful! I am so darn happy I have you to wear that lovely dress. It is awesome and as soon as you have a gala or somewhere to go - you better be sure we get a picture!!! Thank you so much for your review of our e-commerce service!!! We are trying to get more and more people purchasing that this is a great way to get it done! xoxo Have a fabulous holiday season and all the best in the New Year!

    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

    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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