The Faith & Begorra Communion Experience

Communion 2021

 

Faith & Begorra Communion 2021 opened January 4th. With new Standards of Operation in place to we will show and fit dresses by appointment, please call now to schedule yours. We encourage you to read the information below so your experience will be a wonderful memory for you and your Communicant.

Communion Appointment Hours:

Limited walk-ins spots are available on a first come-first serve basis. To insure a pleasant experience, appointments are highly recommended.

Monday thru Thursday 9:30AM-5:00PM

Friday 9:30AM-8:00PM

Saturday 9:30AM-5:00PM

Sunday 11:00AM-5:00PM

Call (973)625-0070 to book an appointment today!

 

COVID Safety Guidelines

Faith & Begorra continues to work to provide the safest environment for you and your little one, keeping your family safe during your visit is our top priority. Rest assured our shop is cleaned every day, fogged twice a week, and our AccuPure Air Purifier runs 24/7 sanitizing touch points and the air continually.

Keeping safety in mind we have added a photo gallery of our 2021 Collection of new designs available at Faith & Begorra. Our photo gallery allows you to pre-shop our dresses and make a list of your favorites.

 

Important information before your arrival:

  • Upon arrival at your appointment you will be greeted by a staff member where we ask you to use hand sanitizer, have temperature taken, receive gloves to wear and a face covering if you don't already have a mask.
  • • Social distance is important, we hope you understand the importance of sanitizing and social distance.
  • Our appointments are staggered and we ask that you arrive at your specified time. The rooms are cleaned between appointments and we want the next customers to be safe.
  • We are allowing only three(3) people including the Communicant per booking. When you make an appointment we will ask for your name, phone number and email address as protocol for contact tracing if needed.
  • We will call you to confirm your appointment one day before your scheduled appointment.
  • When you arrive and after our initial check in, we will give you an overview of our Communion department and direct you to the size you would like to try on. The girls will be required to gently step into the dresses which avoids going over the face. We will do a fit test for the child and suggest styles and sizes. Each appointment is one hour.
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Frequently asked questions:

  1. Must I make an appointment? Yes and no, this year we are setting Appointments to insure safety for you, your family and our staff. Groups are limited to three persons per appointment, including the Communicant. However, Faith & Begorra has a very limited number of spots for Walk-ins, but to ensure you are have a spot appointments are highly recommended.
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  3. Why do I need an appointment? And why is there a three (3) people limit, including the Communicant? We are mandated by the state to drastically limit the number of customers in our shop, wear masks and social distance 6 feet apart. Our goal is to provide the safest environment possible for your child and family.
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  5. When should I book my appointment? Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as weekend time slots fill up fast. We also have weekday and evening appointments available for your convenience.
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  7. How do I book an appointment? Simply call our shop at (973) 625-0070 to book. It would be helpful to have an alternate date in mind also.

 

  1. What should we do before our appointment? Enjoy our Communion Experience web page to get a feel for what we offer, our newest 2021 dresses will be highlighted. Know that we have hundreds of dresses at every price point and in many styles: Fancy, poufy, lace or not, simple, low waist, waisted, sleeveless or sleeves. We will be happy to be your guide and suggest dresses to you.

 

  1. What are the price ranges of your dresses? Our dresses range in price from approximately $100 to $700 for our Couture Designer Collection.

 

  1. Are there any Special Offers? Yes, all in-stock dresses are 20% off, with a large selection of specially priced with some dresses up to 50% off. Please note, this special savings applies to in-stock dresses only, it does not apply to dresses that have to be ordered.

 

  1. Do you do alterations? No, we do not offer alterations. However, we do have information on alteration service providers. Note: It is best to have the dress or suit altered nearer to your home and closer to the time of your child’s Communion event.

 

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to your visit!

Susan B. Banks, Owner & Team

 

Experience Counts

My name is Susan Banks, owner of Faith & Begorra. I have over 29 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 29 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 States have traveled to us here at Faith & Begorra to pick from our selection.

We are a small shop with a personalized service for each family. Robin, Patricia, Kristin and I look forward to you 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 DESIGNERS

Click on names to open designer collections.

TETER WARM

CHRISTINE HELENE

Style #UF7155

Style #UF7155

Style #UF8160S

Style #UF8160S

Couture Dress (Style Faye)

Couture Dress (Style Faye)

Signature Collection (Style #UF2509)

Signature Collection (Style #UF2509)

Couture Special

Couture Special

Angel Colletion (Style #UF8160)

Style Faye

Style Faye

SARAH LOUISE

Style #090054

Style #090054

Style #090045

Style #090045

Sarah Louise

MON CHERI

Style #119375x

Style #119375x

ISABELLA • Ireland

Style #IS20556

Style #IS20556

Style #G520584

Style #G520584

Style #G529506

Style #G529506

NAN & JAN

Style #119375x

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Style #32027

Style #32027

KOKO • Ireland

Style #KO19934

Style #KO19934

Style #KO20728

Style #KO20728

Ko20718

Ko20718

LAUREN MARIE

LITO

Style #SP160

Style #SP160

PIERSON

Style #SP111

DRESS STYLES

Sleeveless

Sleeveless dresses are our most popular dresses, the girls like them, they look pretty. Most dresses are designed to have very little detail directly under the arm so the dress will be comfortable for the child.

Christine Helene (Style #UF7155)

Christine Helene (Style #UF7155)

Jacket Dresses

Some dresses come with a jacket, such as the Harper dress that is featured here. Some churches require a young girl’s shoulders to be covered on Communion day. We sell separate jackets if you need one, or if the day will be cool.

Isabella (Style #G520584)

Long Sleeve

The long sleeve dresses are my favorite, we only have a couple, featured here is a favorite for this year by Isabella a company from Ireland Exclusive to Faith & Begorra. Notice the bodice on this very special dress.

Isabella (G519356)

Sleeves

We purchase all the dresses we can with sleeves, a sleeve can make a dress look dainty and finished. No need for a jacket or a shawl. Here we feature a lace sleeve by Isabella, a company Exclusive to Faith & Begorra from Ireland.

Isabella (G519328)

Higher Waist

Little girls comes in all sizes from size 4 thru 20.5. They are all about the same age and all want to look nice on Communion Day. Sometimes a dress that rides just above the waist is all a child needs to bring a wonderful smile to her face.  

 

Lito (Style #090054)

Lito (Style #090054)

Long Dresses

At Faith & Begorra we do not purposely purchase long dresses, however dresses from Europe tend to run longer and depending on height and size of a girl may fall longer. For this and all dresses we show a young girl how to walk, sit, and climb steps in her dress so her day will be comfortable for her.

 

Sarah Louise (Style #090054)

Sarah Louise (Style #090054)

Low Waist

Some girls are tall for their age and for them a lower waisted dress looks nice, it sits on the hips. We have many low waisted dresses to choose from. Featured here is Gwen by Christie Helene Couture Collection

 

Nan & Jan (Style #32104)

Pocket Dress

Pocket dresses from Isabella

Isabella (Style #IS2055)

Isabella (Style #IS2055)

Waist Dresses

When shopping for a dress, we make sure a child sits, walks, uses steps and walks not runs in a dress. Sometimes a child will really want a certain dress but it is just not quite comfortable for them. We have them sit in it to see if the dress is right and they will enjoy their day.

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Christie Helene (Style #UF7155)

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Collar Dresses

We have a few dresses with Collars, one by Sara Louise, one by KOKO. They are very pretty and collars add a sweet element.

 

Koko (Style #KO19934)

Lace Top or Illusion

We have a wonderful selection of dresses with a lace bodice or with lace and illusion. Some have sleeves, others are sleeveless. As in all these descriptions, it comes down to what you want for your daughter on her special day.

 

Mon Cheri (Style #119375x)

3/4 Sleeve 

3/4 sleeve dresses

KoKo (Style #KO20728)

KoKo (Style #KO20728)

KoKo (Style #KO20728)

DRESS FITTING

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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.

STEP 4

COME TO DENVILLE AND MEET SUSAN INSTORE AND VIEW THE FULL RANGE

Dress Alterations Resource List

Although Faith & Begorra does not do alterations, we can recommend those that do. Just ask!

 

CHOOSE THE PERFECT OUTFIT AT OUR STORE

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.

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.

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  • Friday: 9:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
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