A Dozen Ways We take Care of Brides
1. Call and get information for her, even if we
don’t sell her anything.
2. Furnish fabric swatches at no charge.
3. Provide overnight dyeing on shoes a shoe store
4. Furnish a slip to the bride for her portrait
if the borrowed slip doesn’t arrive in time.
5. Provide free ideas on wedding decorations.
6. Help plus size wedding and prom girls find a
suitable dress style, and still make them feel special.
7. Respect our customers with the words we use.
They’re not heavy, they’re plus size or broad shouldered.
No brides are short, they’re petite. Very tall and thin girls are model
We work with individual body sizes from size 1 to 50!
8. Custom design and redo pre-made prom dresses.
9. Examples of special bodies we helped look
their most beautiful for their wedding:
A. We re-made a wedding gown to fit a young lady with barely no shoulder
B. Remade a gown shoulder for a young lady who had had cancer surgery and
one arm was different from
C. When no one else would help a bride less than four feet tall, I remade
the dress to flatter her.
10 Give honest opinions when asked. Even if a
fabric or style is less than flattering.
11. We welcome challenges and work together until
a solution is found.
12. I pressed a wedding gown at the church after
The person who sold it to the bride would not do this for her.
Melanie’s Bride’s Boutique
Dress in a Garbage Bag
A bride came into our shop, face was swollen and
red from crying, she had a huge green trash bag draped over
her arm. When we asked how we could help her she told us her problem,
"I purchased my gown from a warehouse. I had to pay in full. I took the one off
They said I had to do a fitting appointment right away. They did everything in a
hurry to rid of me.
When I went back to pick up my gown I found they had cut one sleeve shorter than
They said there was nothing they could do. I should just push both sleeves up to
above the wrist.
I begged them to do something!
"They said there was nothing they could do. They quickly steamed my gown, put it
into this big trash bag and handed it to me. I still had to pay $175 for those
alterations or I couldn’t take my gown.
Can you help me?"
Our seamstress examined the gown and said we had
some of the same lace as on the gown.
She redesigned the wrist area and the bride had her long sleeves back again.
She was so happy. We repressed the gown, put it on a bust form,
stuffed sleeves and bow with tissue and gave her a protective zipper bridal gown
Needless to say, she still sends many of her friends to us.
Juliet’s Bridal Inc.
The Missing Tuxedo
When our tux company sent the wrong jacket for
we ordered the correct one which was to be rushed to us by noon on Saturday.
Noon came and went—no jacket. The tux company assured me it had been shipped
Overnight Saturday Delivery. UPS reported it had left the terminal that morning,
headed for our town.
Our local UPS office was closed. I called and called until I found the manager
of the local UPS office.
He and I went to the terminal where we found the package on a truck scheduled
for Monday morning deliveries.
A little late for the Saturday wedding! I took the hacked and drove it to the
town where this gentleman lived,
getting it to him with one hour to spare before "showtime".
Our charge for this service—nothing, plus we didn’t charge him for the tux
Carol’s Wedding Center