3 Reasons to Shop Local for Your Wedding Dress
Shopping for your wedding dress is a memorable, exciting time as you prepare to walk down the aisle. But it’s not just about finding the right dress- it’s an experience that is as special and unique as the bride herself.
Rather than turn to the big-name retail stores, why not stay local? Here are 3 reasons to consider shopping for your dream gown at your local bridal boutique.
When you shop local, you don’t have to worry about driving for hours or even flying to another city to visit a big ol’ retail store. You get close access to beautiful dresses right around the corner, with testimonials from friends and family who might’ve shopped there in the past.
Local boutiques are also generally small-scale, making it easier to coordinate the best time for your appointment.
This also comes in handy if you need a last-minute steaming or alteration before the big day. At One Love, we recommend our lovely local friends at Oceanside Cleaners for cleaning and dress preservation, and we’ll also share a list of excellent seamstresses for alterations.
2. Uniquely Yours
A huge benefit of shopping local is the opportunity to find that one-of-a-kind dress. Though big-name stores have an array of options, local bridal shops have the potential to present you with something you’ve never seen before, like designs that are unique to the store itself or from talented designers in your area.
At One Love, our gowns available for purchase off-the-rack have been gently loved as a Love, a Bridal Boutique, or as a One Bridal sample. This gives brides an incredible opportunity to snag a designer gown at an incredible price.
3. Support a Family or Independently Owned Business
Shopping local also provides an opportunity for you to give back to the local economy and support businesses that help showcase the beautiful and unique culture of your community.
When you shop locally for your wedding dress, you are likely supporting a business that has a passion for helping brides find their dream dress. Having a bridal consultant who is truly passionate about what they do can make the shopping experience you’ve dreamed about since you were a little girl, come true.
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One Love Bridal Outlet
1171 Beach Boulevard, Suite 104, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250