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January Real Bride | Laura's Dress

Laura said yes to the dress on March 25th, 2017 and got married in September of the same year. The lace gown Laura chose was perfect for her venue and her personality! We love seeing how our brides piece together their accessories on their wedding day! From a belt, to a head piece, to their shoes and Laura made this gown her own!

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Did you try on dresses before coming to OUTW?

"Yes."

About how many dresses did you try on before you found 'The One'?

"2 at another place, and 2 others at OUTW."
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Were you expecting to purchase your dress when you came in for your appointment?

"I was ready to buy, but also prepared not to get down on the experience if I didn't find my perfect dress."
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Who was with you at your appointment?

"My entire bridal party, my mom, my big sister, and my groom's mom."

Did anyone have extra influence on helping you say yes to the dress?

"Not really."
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Was the dress you bought similar to what you came in thinking you wanted?

"A few similarities."
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How was your experience at Once Upon A Time Weddings?

"Amazing and fun!"
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Erin loved working with Laura & her entourage.  From the moment she first slipped into that gown, it was like it was made for her.  Erin says, "I love how the gown matched Laura's personality and really sprung her vision into life.  She stayed true to her and incorporated some fun aspects, like her shoes into her wedding day style.  I love when brides do that."

If you're still searching for your dream wedding gown book your experience with us online today!

Photographer: Ash Ruckle Photography

November Real Bride | Erin's Dress

On November 11, 2016, Erin found her gown & said yes to the dress!  Today she dishes all the details of that experience! She'll also share how she came back a second time to say yes to her maids and flower girl dresses too! We loved seeing all of the dresses she choose come together on her wedding day!

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Did you try on dresses before coming to OUTW?

"No."
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About how many dresses did you try on before you found 'The One'?

"The one I bought was actually the very first dress I tried on! I put on a few different styles, so maybe 6, but I always went back to that first one."

Were you expecting to purchase your dress when you came in for your appointment?

"I was ready to buy, but also prepared not to get down on the experience if I didn't find my perfect dress."
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Who was with you at your appointment?

"My parents: Jerry & D.Kathy Hendrikx and my sisters: Emily and Meghan Hendrikx."

Did anyone have extra influence on helping you say yes to the dress?

"I wouldn't say anyone had extra influence, I just wanted everyone to love what I said yes to."
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Was the dress you bought similar to what you came in thinking you wanted?

"I didn't really know what I wanted."

What did your (now) husband think of your dress?

"He thought it was stunning. 'I couldn't have picked a better dress! It really made my wife glow.'"
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How was your experience at Once Upon A Time Weddings?

"It was perfect! We had our own space, I didn't feel like they were pulling dresses for 10 other people. It was very personal, everything I said was taken into account with the next dress that was pulled. My family and I all agreed it was such a great day."
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How was your second experience here with us?

"The second experience was really good! All of the bridesmaids were there, they got to try on different styles and show them off at the same time. We were the only people in the store with that appointment. Again, very personal!"
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Is there anything else you want to tell us about your story to finding the dress?

"I want to compliment the staff, Erin was so helpful. Everyone made sure things ran smoothly. I would definitely recommend Once Upon A Time Weddings - a space that takes the time to help you find your dream dress, friendly staff...just a great experience to have had."
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Join us next week as we take a look into Erin and Jeff's wedding day!

If you're still searching for your dream gown or maybe your bridesmaids dresses, book your experience today because we can't wait to make magic happen with you!

Photography: One-12 Photography

August Real Bride | Alexa's Dress

Alexa said yes to the dress on January 30th, 2016 for her May of 2017 wedding {which just so happens to be Erin's birthday}. We loved having her in our store, not just once, but twice because she brought her girls back to find their bridesmaid dresses here too! We hope you enjoy reading all about her experience and the wonderful advice she gives to future brides at the end is something you don't want to miss!

About how many dresses did you try on before you found 'The One'?

"Only one, my dress was the second one I tried! But I did try on about 4-6 more after my dress."

Were you expecting to purchase your dress when you came in for your appointment?

"I was ready to buy, but also prepared not to get down on the experience if I didn't find my perfect dress."

Who was with you at your appointment?

"My Mom, my Aunt Dana and my Matron of Honour Michele."

Did anyone have extra influence on helping you say yes to the dress?

"Michele, my MOH definitely helped me settle on my decision! My Mom wasn't on board right away because my dress was so different from what she, or myself, pictured me in!"

Was the dress you bought similar to what you came in thinking you wanted?

"I had honestly always pictured myself in a trumpet or mermaid, because I'm so petite I didn't think I could ever wear a ball gown for fear it would just swallow my frame. I had literally so many photos of trumpet and mermaid gowns and only one ball gown, with pockets no less, and that's what I ended up getting!"

How was your experience at Once Upon A Time Weddings?

"It was so lovely, Erin was so attentive and never rushed us and it was very personal. She listened to what I was envisioning for my day, and I was really open to trying colour and a lot of options so it was a really fun experience shopping! I got the veil and my belt and the whole look there too, they are just amazing there!"

Is there anything else you want to tell us about your story to finding the dress?

"I would say just be open and try on different styles and colours, but trust in your gut, even if it isn't what you yourself pictured! As soon as I tried on my dress, I looked down at myself in it and knew, I hadn't even seen myself in a mirror yet! And while I had wanted to get my dress that day, I tried not to get my hopes or expectations up in case I didn't like anything. Just trust in the experience and enjoy it, it only happens once!!!"

Join us next week to see the bridesmaids dresses Alexa and her girls picked from Once Upon A Time Weddings to compliment her gown and see how the whole wedding day came together!

Book your experience here too say yes to your dream dress.

Photography: Mariangelica Photography