I recently learned about a bridal salon right in my very neighborhood that I am thrilled to share! Cherry Blossom Bridal, located in a little row house on Capitol Hill in the Eastern Market area. The shop specializes in gowns to fit women sizes 12 to 30. Most bridal salons only carry sample sizes for smaller women, therefore this is an amazing rare find. Possibly best of all, their gowns average about $1500 and these are major name brands. Appointment are required and they can do alterations on site. They also carry bridesmaid dresses. If you are size 12+ and in the market for a gown, definitely check out Cherry Blossom Bridal.
Have you heard about Simply Bridal? I hadn’t either until just this week. It is an online (they also have an LA based brick and mortar warehouse) discount made to order wedding and bridesmaid dress shop that cuts out the middle man in order to offer you amazing discount prices. Simply check out their gallery, send them your measurements, they sew your gown, send it to you in 3-7 days and you are all set! The prices are unbeatable and the dresses are beautiful. This is an excellent option for the practical bride who does not want to spend an arm and a leg on something she is going to wear once. This is also a fantastic option for bridesmaid dresses.
Of course you are going to have to get a local seamstress, but you always need to get a local seamstress when ordering a dress. Simply Bridal is especially ideal for last minute brides. Gone are the days of you cannot have a dress if you did not order it 6 months in advance. You can have a beautiful made to order dress.
I particularly appreciate that these dresses are made in the USA, so not only will you look amazing, you can feel good about it as well. Check out Simply Bridal if you are looking for your wedding or bridesmaid dresses!
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