So your best friend is getting married? Great, but you’ll need a dress! Check out this list for a variety of places to find a bridesmaids dress in the Detroit area.
Once Again Bridal
34312 Harper Ave.
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Once Again Bridal is unique in that not only does it sell new wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses, but it also offers gently used bridal and bridesmaid gowns for those who are on a budget. The sales staff is very friendly, and the store also carries dresses for the Mother of the Bride and flower girls, as well as prom and evening gowns. Once Again Bridal also buys wedding dresses on consignment if your dress is no older than three years old and in clean, ready-to-be-worn condition. When it sells, you receive a check for 50 percent of the sale price. The store also spot cleans, repairs, and presses gowns for free.
I Do Too Bridal!
345 N. Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
I Do Too Bridal is located in downtown Plymouth, and walk-ins are welcome as no appointment is necessary. The shop celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012, and it has a variety of bridal gowns as well as bridesmaid dresses and headpieces. Alterations are not provided at the store, but they do have a separate tailor/seamstress that they recommend. The store also allows you to take pictures of dresses you like, which is a plus, and if the bride purchases her dress at I Do Too, the bridesmaids are given a discount on their dresses.
Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor
402 S. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor has been in business for 23 years, the staff has the experience needed to help select a bridesmaid dress. The consultants will work with the bride one-on-one to help her find her dream dress, and Elizabeth’s offers a variety of bridesmaid dresses in different lengths and for different budgets. Most of the dresses offered can be worn again for formal occasions. Appointments are required and can be made via telephone.
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722 N. Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Roma Sposa is located in downtown Birmingham and has bridesmaid dresses by Monique Lhullier, Siri, and Amsale, among other designers; this is the store to head to if price is not a concern. The owner of the shop, Anna Castaldi-Roselli, owned a bridal boutique in Rome, where she is originally from, for years, and Roma Sposa was voted the best place to buy a bridal gown in The Best of Hour 2012. The store hosts monthly trunk shows that feature couture dresses, as well.
13645 W. 9 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
Unique Lady is family-owned and operated and has been in business for 20 years at the same location in Oak Park. If you or your bridesmaids are in search of a sparkly dress for your big day, Unique Lady is the place to go. The store is known for having a wide variety of bridesmaid dresses, and most are in the $100-200 price range. The tailors are also known for being fantastic with altering a dress to your or your bridesmaids’ specifications, and they offer free alterations when a 50 percent dress deposit is made. Bridesmaids even get free jewelry when a bridesmaids dress is purchased there. If you tweet about them or give their Facebook page a “like,” too, you get $10 off anything in the store.
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Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.