At the Gown Boutique of Charleston we offer private appointments in which brides can peruse every style of dress imaginable. We stock one of the state’s largest collections of gowns that can be found in a privately owned bridal shop. Because of that, we have become a shopping destination for brides across the South. We also have a wide range of price points with gowns from approximately $1,200 to $6,000.
“We offer a very individualized, and special experience for each bride," says Terri Espy, who owns the Gown Boutique along with her daughter Krista Roach. With Terri’s talent for sewing and her background in design, along with Krista’s fashion and retail experience, opening a bridal boutique was the perfect balance of their talents. “We have been open since October 2006, and each year keeps getting better!”
Together as a mother and daughter team, we bring years of business acumen, excellent standards of service, intimate knowledge of fashion and fabrics, and a passion for weddings. We love getting to know our brides, and our relationship with each one extends beyond the gown purchase. It is important to us that each of our brides has her gown fitted properly and that she finds the perfect accessories to accent her gown. We are also here for each of our brides to provide any advice or help that we can give.
Help...I need a bustle!
You may be surprised to find that most wedding gowns do not come with bustles in place. Not all brides are the same height or size. For this reason, bustles are added during alterations and customized to your gown design and liking.
It is important to find a seamstress you trust to do the alterations and a bustling. But look no further ladies…the Gown Boutique of Charleston does all bustles and alterations In-House! We take pride in doing custom bustles, and it is important to choose a fabulous way to bustle your gown because your gown will be seen more often with the bustle than without. We work to enhance the design of your gown with the bustle arrangement so that it looks just as beautiful bustled as with the train spread out.
For more information on the Gown Boutique and their beautiful line of designer gowns, check out their website: The Gown Boutique of Charleston