1. Tell us about your business.
Bella Bridesmaids is the only boutique retailer that specializes in bridesmaids and flower girl dresses. While the bridal gown is important, we strive to offer a unique shopping experience with plenty of options for the rest of the bridal party.
2. What inspired you to start your business?
I have always loved weddings and fashion. And I felt it was a shame that bridesmaid’s dresses had such a bad reputation. I wanted bridesmaids to be excited about their gowns as much as the bride is excited about hers.
3. What services do you provide?
We offer bridesmaid and flower girls dresses. But since there are so many out there to choose from, our consultants can offer advice during a one on one appointment.
4. How can your services add to a wedding?
It’s important to pick the right bridesmaid dresses because they typically set the color palette and formality for the rest of the wedding. The wedding décor, table cloths, centerpieces and bouquets will be planned around the bridesmaid dresses.
5. What’s your favorite part of the job?
I love seeing the full cycle of a bride picking dresses on her first appointment to seeing the girls in their dresses on the big day. I love when brides send us pictures and we can see how they styled the dresses with the hair, makeup and accessories. Even some of our more basic dresses can be styled in so many different ways.
6. What advice can you give brides planning a wedding?
We always recommend that brides listen to their gut when making decisions. There are a lot of people involved in the planning process, and while brides value the opinions of all their best friends and family, sometimes it’s important to remember that the wedding should reflect the bride and groom’s personality rather than the latest trends.
7. How far in advance should a bride book your services
Since bridesmaid dresses are made to order specifically to the style and color the bride selects, the delivery can take up to 4 months. We recommend the bride books her initial consultation appointment about 7-8 months from the wedding and plan to have the bridesmaids dresses ordered at least 6 months before the wedding. Keep in mind that larger bridal parties should pad in extra time.