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*Sarah's Bridal and Prom Boutique is in this range.
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Industry Tips for Bridal Shops
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BBB tried contacting this company to discuss a pattern of complaints that has developed. The company has not responded to BBB attempts to reach the company by phone or mail.
Consumers report that their bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses were not ordered or delivered in a timely manner.
Other consumers told BBB that they provided a down payment but never received the gowns.
Several consumers said they had to rush order a dress from a different company to ensure a dress would be available for the wedding.
There have also been instances in which customers have stated the owner of the company was difficult to reach, voice mails were not returned and the store was often closed during regular business hours.