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Best Places For Bridesmaids’ Dresses For Every Budget In Charlotte

May 21, 2013 8:00 AM

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Love stories are in full bloom as the summer wedding season approaches! Bridal experts say summer is still the first choice for exchanging vows, though weddings are occurring more often throughout the entire year. Beach destination weddings are hot, and the fashion trend for gowns and bridesmaid dresses seems to change with the season. Still looking for dresses for those special people attending the bride? Bright orange and mint green are trending colors this year. Hemlines have risen, and shoulder straps are thinner. In the Charlotte area, shopping experiences vary from champagne and limousine appointments to the unceremonious comfort of a home-setting surrounding. Looking for a one-of-a-kind bridesmaid dress in Charlotte? Start with these suggestions.
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Hayden Olivia Bridal
221 S. Tryon St., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 333-0377

Experience the debonair, upscale offerings of Hayden Olivia Bridal. It is located in uptown with parking available at the Courtyard Marriott garage. Brides and bridesmaids can sip on champagne and nibble on mimosas and cupcakes while discussing color choices. Bridesmaid dresses run from $200 to $300. The shop is proud to offer the designs of Coren Moore for bridesmaid dresses. She is one of a handful of designers whose production takes place in the United States. A mixed and matched color story is popular for bridesmaid dresses. For instance, the bride may select a blush palette with each bridesmaid dress in a different color hue and design. Additional services are offered, such as fitting dresses with cups to avoid the bulkiness of undergarments. A productive afternoon at the bridal shop can conclude with a limousine ride home making the day a treasured memory!

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Young Chang (Credit, Catherine Lash)

Young’s Dressmaker And Alterations
5668 International Drive
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 364-0462

Young’s Dressmaker and Alterations is located in Providence Square Shopping Center. Young Chang, trained in Korea in the art of pattern making and design, can make a dream come true. Clients travel from New York, Charleston, Hilton Head, Virginia, Texas and New Jersey for her originals. They bring in a picture or several pictures to piece together a unique creation! Colors and material are selected. Chang designs a pattern based on sketches and measurements. Many clients fly in for the fittings, and the finished creation is then carefully packed and mailed. She admits that she is picky; her goal is to make each dress perfect! She has gained trust and admiration from clients across the United States. Her largest wedding included dresses for 10 bridesmaids, the bride and the flower girl. On one occasion, Chang designed and sewed a maternity bridesmaid dress when none were to be found! Imagine velvet, silk or taffeta sewn with crystal beading and lace, custom fit for every curve!

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Popular color for bridesmaid dresses (Credit= Catherine Lash)

Mecklenburg Bridal Gallery
9101 Pineville-Matthews Road
Pineville, NC 28134
(704) 556-7789

Mecklenburg Bridal Gallery sits on the corner of Park Road extension and Pineville-Matthews Road. The shop offers wedding gowns and dresses for the bridesmaid, flower girl and mother-of-the-bride. Select from hundreds of dresses and styles from this spacious gallery. Bridesmaid dress designers include Liz Fields, B2, Bill Levkoff, Watters, Eden Bridals and Jim Hjelm. The website contains useful articles, such as how to properly measure body dimensions.

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Charlotte Bridal Market
10931 E. Independence Blvd.
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 845-2006

Charlotte Bridal Market is truly a gallery of wedding professionals. Find everything you need to plan the wedding under one roof. There is a bakery known for its delicious, made-from-scratch cakes, an alterations business tailors the perfect fitting dress, florists and photographers. This place gets top marks for convenience and working within any budget.

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Mother of the bride (Credit= Catherine Lash)

It’s A Bridal Thing
2609 Old Monroe Rd.
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 968-0444

It’s A Bridal Thing offers wedding planning and a bridal boutique.  Owner Sonya Fogle specializes in budget-friendly services, without scrimping on style and beauty! Select from Alexia Designs for bridesmaid dresses. Find plus size dresses from 14 to 32, without the financial up charge found in most stores. A consignment department helps to make the special day truly affordable for the budget bride. Bridesmaid dresses range from $115 to $245. Fogle’s relaxed manner, down-home friendliness and personal attention will create an experience to be remembered!

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Catherine Lash engagingly connects with people. She has learned that interested listening and thoughtful questioning are the means through which collaboration creates a story. She grew up traveling the world and learning military life in an Air Force family of seven. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and three kids. Her work can be found at

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