Faith & Begorra

40 Broadway, Denville, NJ



Faith & Begorra Communion 2018

Thank you for a wonderful Communion Season.  Robin and I, along with my very loyal staff enjoyed every moment of our time assisting families in selecting their Communion Attire.

Dennis & I attended the Communion of our grandchildren, Christian and Chloe at St. Luke's in April.  We look forward to Communion 2019, with a new larger venue for our Communion Event in February.  Check here in the Fall for more details and all information for Communion 2019.

We are an Irish Catholic Shop located in the center of Denville, NJ. With over 26 years experience, we realize how important this special day is in a childs' religious growth.  We want the experience of shopping for a communion dress to be something each and every child will remember with fondness, and are committed to making it so.  We feel we have a very nice selection of dresses for 2018 and reach many price points and styles.  We have a wonderful selection of dresses in plus sizes.  All of our in stock hanging dresses are 20% off.  Once you have your dress picked out, check out our Communion Accessories and Communion Veils We do not accept appointments; however, if your child has a reason to shop in a more private, less busy environment, please call the shop and ask to speak to Susan or Robin. 

First Holy Communion Services

Our veils, bows, headbands, pantyhose & gloves.

Our handsome suits for boys in White & Navy.

Dress & Suit Information

We do not sell our dresses online.  We have over 1000 dresses in the shop from several designers including Christie Helene, Joan Calabrese, US Angels, Special Day, Sarah Louise, Isabel Garretson, Lito, Sun Star, Tip Top, and Haddad, along with a few more. If you want a specific dress, and we have it, we will be happy to send it to you, knowing it is a final sale, no exchange, no return.

Our sizes start at 4 and go to 18.5.  We pride ourselves on having a good selection of dresses in half sizes.  We have always been able to fit a young lady.  For young men, we have suits starting in size 6 in white and navy, going to 18.5.  We have husky and a few slim sizes.  There are several white or navy ties to choose from along with armbands, shirts, tie clips, and lapel pins.

We will even setup your daughter so you can photograph her both front and back at the same time.


 I have over 26 years experience with young children celebrating their First Communion. The shop was started because I had trouble finding the right gifts for our own five children when they went through their sacraments.  Here I am over 26 years later with the finest and largest most complete Communion Department in the Tri-State Area.  We have sent our dresses to many foreign countries and families from over 18 different states have traveled for our selection.  We are a small shop with personalized service for each family.  Robin, Patricia, Lauren, Kristin  & I look forward to your coming in with your little one as you journey through this very special time.  We want to guide you through having their special day remembered.

Dress Styles

Chloe in Chrisite Helene
P1431 Signature Level
Chloe in Black & White Photo Christie Helene
P1431 New Signature Level (one of my favorites this year)

There are many styles of Communion Dresses to Fit all girls, below is just a snapshot of a few dress and veil styles. We have dress styles to suit any young lady.  It is very important that the young one feel comfortable on her day, and if shopping early there is room for growth. We have dresses in 100% cotton, we have plain dresses and we have very fancy dresses.  

European Exclusive Dresses by Special Day

We are the ONLY Shop in the United States to carry these very special dresses.  They are different, special and sized in European Sizes. Chloe, a size 7 is wearing a Euro size 26. On the left, Chloe is wearing a featured 3/4 lace sleeve dress with a Peter Pan collar and sweet pre-made bow to highlight the waist.  The dresses are very sweet and run a little longer than the American dresses.  Her headpiece is a simple beaded Veil.

- Dress - Special Day, 3/4 lace sleeve & Peter Pan Collar- 9518120

- Special Day, lace overlay, lace bottom skirt - 9518102

- Special Day, with lace  Peplum - 9518100

- Headpiece- Simple Veil with beading, one of many available, sold by price not style numbers


Chloe is wearing a 2018 Designs by Pierson SP157 on the left.    On the right she wears a pleated top, pearl accented sleeveless dress by by Lauren Marie, style 19065.  

Maxine is wearing a pretty cap sleeved dress with a plain bealt line.  she added a sparkle tie on belt and changed the whole appearance of this sweet dress.  Last photo shows a close-up of the belt. Maxine is wearing one of our own white flower headbands. 

Chloe has a lace jacket dress by Mon  Cheri in the left photo.  Use the jacket for respect in Church and take off after for a sweet sleeveless dress.  Chloe's last dress here is a Mon Cheri Sleeveless dress with an embroidered illusion neck, the same flowers scatter down the front of the dress. 

Couture Styles by Christie Helene, Made in the USA

Miho Grant Photography

Lovey  Couture Dress, shown with matching Headpiece

Our Little Princess Chloe is beautiful in her Christie Helene Couture Dress  Lovey above, which has an illusion neck line and beautiful lace bodice and a full lace skirt.  The dress is in Diamond White.  The back of the dress comes down to a V closure with a beautiful big bow and lace tails. Chloe's matching headpiece completes the sweet dress.

Charlie Couture Dress shown with matching Headpiece

Miho Grant Photography

 The princess seamed dress fits the contour of Chloe's  body.  The dress has three layers of diamond white organza. Rhinestones adorn the waist line and cut-in neckline of the dress.  There is a big premade bow on the back.  Chloe has chosen a Crown & Veil that matched the Lovey Dress.

We have matching Veils and Headpieces of our 2018 Christie Helene Couture Collection.

Faith & Begorra  Limited  Couture Collection by Christie Helene

Faith & Begorra has a lovely selection of Communion Dresses made exclusively for them by Christie Helene.  These dress are made one by one in the US with the same materials as the Couture line.  Materials used to sew these dresses are selected by us and used in a variety of ways. These dress styles are not available at all shops. They are each a little different in sizes 5 to 12.5 and have been made at the Couture level at a  very good price. sometimes up to half the price of a regular Couture Dress. We encourage you to stop in and see our Exclusive Couture Collection.  We are pleased to have over 80 Limited Couture's in our shop this year, and they are beautiful!

Dresses For All Young Girls

At Faith & Begorra we have many price points.  It is our policy to not quote dress prices over the phone. We invite you to come into our shop, peruse our selection and shop. Our dresses start at  $75.00 and goes up to Special Order Couture pricing.  Headpieces start about $20.00 for a bow and go up to beaded lace veil with Tiara. We also offer Crinolines and Petticoats.  See Darby below as she models her very own dress with and without a crinoline.  She chose to have the puffier dress skirt.  Thank you Darby!

Fitting A Dress

At Faith & Begorra, we do our best to fit your child for their big day.  You, the parent however, make the final decision on what size you want for your child.  Below are photos of Abby having a dress fit check.

Abby is zipped and from there we check to see sleeve fit,  and front/back fit. Dress should be smooth and without gaps. Across the top edge you should not be able to see down into the dress. If a dress is sleeveless, we make sure you can not see into the side of the dress, and we make sure the sides are not too high and cut short under the arms.

Here the dress is being checked for growth.  Most dresses are purchased way before the Communion, we want to make sure Abby has wiggle room and can sit comfortably in the dress. We have the girls sit, go up steps and twirl.  They will be very excited on Communion Day and we want them to choose a dress that fits them and will be fuss free.

Abby is checked to make sure she has a smooth fit front and back and that the length of the dress is correct to keep any excited little one from tripping on her big day.  We suggest the children practice walking in their dress and always make sure to scuff the soles of their shoes.

Once we make sure the dress has "spin" and everything is ok, we celebrate with a thumbs up. Abby is my granddaughter, I am her Grammie Sue, and she was one very patient young lady as we photographed her.  I want every young girl to have a good experience at Faith & Begorra.  First Holy Communion is a very special time in a child's religious growth and we are here to help guide your child through the journey. Now little Abby is my stylist for our in house photo shoots.  it takes a village to have a little girl pose in dozens of dresses for her Grammie Sue.  Cousins Abby & Chloe make it fun.

Shop Information These hours are during Communion Season.

We are open 7 days.  Our hours are:

Monday-Thursday, 9:30 - 5:30,
Friday Evening until 8 PM. 
Saturday 10 - 5:30,
Sunday, 11 - 4 PM 

Directions to Shop...

We are located at 40 Broadway, Denville, NJ, right off Rt. 80.

We are located 30 miles due West of New York City.

From the East (New York)

Rt. 80 West to Exit 39, Denville.  After you exit Rt. 80 you will be on Rt. 46 East, make 2nd right hand turn (Rt. 53/Denville)At Stop Sign, make a right and go to second traffic light, make a hard right onto Broadway.  We are last store down on the left hand side, the corner of First Avenue and Broadway.

From East Using Rt. 46

Bear right off of Rt. 46 Westbound. by Sogo in Denville.  Follow Bloomfield Avenue along River straight into town.  We on on right hand side at the corner or First Avenue and Broadway. 


From The West ( Pa)

Rt. 80 East to Exit 38, Denville.  As you come off the exit ramp, get into left lane.  Go thru the first light by Burger King, at the second light, bear left thru light and follow flow of traffic into town.  At next light, go straight down Broadway.  We are last store down on the left side at the end of the first block

From RT 46 and Dover

Follow directions above "From the West, PA".

 From the North Via Rt. 287

Rt. 287 South to Rt. 80 West about 4 miles to Exit 39 Denville, follow directions above.

From the South Via Rt. 287

Take Rt.287 North to Rt. 80 West, follow directions above.

From Rt. 10. 

Take Rt. 10 East or West to Rt. 53 North.  Follow 4 miles into center of town, make hard right at clock tower.  We are last shop down on left hand side at the end of the first block.

Susan B. Banks, Owner, Est. 1992
973 . 625 . 0070


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