Donna at Athena’s Bridal helped me to find my dress this past Sunday during a trunk show and was wonderful to work with. I made an appointment earlier in the week and Donna was able to accommodate me within a few days of my call.
During the appointment, Donna took some info regarding the type of dresses I wanted to try on and my budget. Donna was very understanding about my budget and never pressured me to try on dresses that were too expensive, even when a few caught my eye. While I tried on dresses, Donna helped me to figure out which style and fabric I ultimately preferred and never rushed me. She gave enough feedback to be helpful, but never pushy. One of the last dresses I tried on was a beautiful mermaid gown which was at the top of my price range and I was almost ready to purchase it, but Donna looked through the store one last time to find a dress meeting my preferences. She ultimately found a similar dress way under my budget that was more beautiful and flattering than the dress I originally loved. This showed that Donna was not focused on selling the most expensive dress, but on helping me find the best dress for my needs. I also received $100 off the price because it was during a trunk show (even though my dress was not that designer’s), which was even better. As for Athena’s Bridal in general, I would recommend the store for its wide selection and reasonable prices. While other stores may lure you in with champagne, a fancy location and pinterest chalk boards, Athena’s excels where it truly matters, in selection, price and most of all, customer service.