"Christine and Jennifer were amazing to work with. I am so glad I stumbled upon their site online. They were willing to work with me to stay within my budget and helped me out when the retailer didn't have a picture of a dress option I was interested in. If you are looking for a non-pushy, helpful (and cute!) place to buy your dress I would highly recommend them. Thanks Urban Set! I am so excited to see my dress when it comes in!"
(Posted on 8/9/2014 on the Knot)
"I cannot even begin to explain how amazing Christine and Jennifer are! I had been looking for bridesmaid dresses for months and was beginning to stress when I stumbled upon their adorable shop. Christine was so easy to talk to and she was so helpful. She helped me find the perfect dresses right away. All of their responses have been prompt and very pleasant. I definitely felt like they were on my side! I will definitely be recommending them to all of my friends :)"
(Posted on 7/28/2014 on the Knot)
"After three trips to her shop and lots of patience from Christine, I found my perfect dress. Whether you live in Richmond or not, this quaint shop and the wonderful down to earth owner are worth the trip. I am one happy lady now that I found a dress that says "me"."
(Posted on 7/3/2014 on Urban Set Bride Facebook page)
"The women at Urban Set were such a wonderful departure from the usual. They accommodated our schedule, as I was coming from out of town. They were patient, kind, helpful, and fun. It took us a while to choose the perfect dress, and they were with us every step of the way, not hurrying."
(Posted on 8/1/2014 on Google Reviews)
"My daughter found the gown of her dreams at Urban Set. We received the royal treatment. So much TLC and patience made us feel glad we skipped the Northern Virginia hubbub and head to Richmond to see Christine & Jennifer and their chic bridal salon with high end choices at super reasonable prices!! Thank you for making this important time for us oh so special!"
(Posted on 6/14/2014 on Urban Set Bride Facebook page)
"Today I met one of the most amazing, sweet, generous, and down right honest people in Christine! She truly loves her work and it shines through her smile and her gorgeous bridal shop that is just so darling! I felt so comfortable the entire time I was in there and it was so nice to have the store to myself and my family. It made the experience that much more personal. I can't say enough how much she did me a huge solid by having THE dress for me...especially since I found it 20 days before the wedding itself! No matter what you're looking for, Christine totally has the biggest heart in going above an beyond to help make sure you find your dress, even if it isn't in her store. 110% recommend that EVERY bride comes here!"
(Posted on 6/7/2014 on Urban Set Bride Facebook page)
"Honestly, I almost cancelled my 1st appointment thinking I wouldn't find what I wanted here. BOY am I glad I didn't!
I had been to 5 area bridal shops before going to Urban Set Bride and was already feeling that dress shopping was going to be the WORST part of the wedding process. Most brides get UBER excited for this so very important step, but I was not enjoying hunting down that "perfect dress". I am curvy and was looking for something DIFFERENT, something that would make me feel BEAUTIFUL...I found it at Urban Set Bride! :)
The shop was gorgeous; the love and care which was taken in designing every inch of the boutique is evident. The vibe in this place is just awesome. It feels so cozy yet elegant.
Christine met with my mother and I; she was so sweet and oh so genuine - not "nice to get a sale nice" like other shops I had visited, but rather truly interested in my plans, likes and the entire process. You could tell she ENJOYED pulling gowns out and dressing you up in them; she was patient. She closed off the entire boutique so I could try the gowns on - it was private and wonderful.
The boutique carries so many unique designers and gowns. The quality in dresses carried is visible; I had found nice dresses in other shops, but these dresses were unique. They have a dress to fit any style you would want; simple, classic, rustic, modern & my favorite: GLAM. What shocked me however was the prices; I would've expected this outstanding experience I was having to come wiht a hefty dress price tag, but it didn't. The dresses were competitively priced and so worth it.
I found my beautiful Sottero & Midgely gown at Urban Set bride and I am so glad I kept that appointment. I can't wait until the dress arrives! My bridesmaids are also ordering their dresses from Urban Set Bride; we will be an URBAN SET WEDDING all the way :)
This is definitely THE BRIDAL EXPERIENCE every bride should have. The other area bridal shops better watch out, Urban Set Bride is definitely raising the bar."
(posted 5/29/14 on the Knot)
"I was lucky enough to visit Urban Set bridal first on my wedding dress shopping tour. Christine and Jennifer set an incredibly high bar, no other boutique in town even came close to it!
They were friendly and knowledgeable. I had a very specific idea in mind and Christine pulled dresses prior to my arrival based on those specifications. Needless to say, I will be happily wearing the first dress I tried on.
I could not have asked for a better experience. To top it all off, my dress as well as all of my bridesmaids dresses were the best prices I have seen in town. Christine and Jennifer are just fantastic. What was a stressful experience everywhere else was a dream come true at Urban Set! Do yourself a favor and check it out!!!"
(posted 5/29/2014 on Yelp)
The Best Dress Shopping Experience A Girl Could Ask For. "SERIOUSLY PEOPLE GO TO URBAN SET BRIDE!
I am getting married in New Orleans and had previously gone to a very popular Bridal Salon there and had the worlds WORST experience. That one hour dress shopping nightmare nearly ruined dress shopping for me.
When I thought that I would lose all of my hair and hope before the big day I found this amazing shop online and decided to give it a try. I am SO glad I did!
Urban Set Bride reignited my excitement not only for dress shopping but honestly for wedding planning in general. Christine and Jennifer are truly a dream team.
My experience was not only painless, but FUN!
I told the ladies what I was looking for and they pulled a few gorgeous gowns for me (honestly everything in there is amazing so you really can't go wrong). After trying on some lovely gowns we found the one. It is really incredible and honestly the price is great!
I would have expected it to cost double what it did.
Christine really made the experience. She was sweet, personable, and really a lot of fun to chat with. If I was getting married in Virginia I would have used Wood Grain and Lace (her event planning company) for my wedding. I felt at home shopping at Urban Set Bride and I can not wait for my dress to arrive in August!
Just a few of the amazing things about this place: only one appointment at a time, amazing service, friendly people, cozy, local, lots of different styles but not so much that it's overwhelming, oh god I could go on and on!
Anyone fits right in here. I could gush all day long.
No matter what, check this place out during your dress hunt. You won't regret it."
(posted 5/3/2014 on the Knot)
"After trying on a few gowns at some of the bigger shops around Richmond, a friend recommended Urban Set Bride to me. What a breath of fresh air! Christine and Jennifer greeted us warmly and made us coffee while we went over my budget, style and timeline. The first thing that hits you is how cute and well designed the space is!
Since they only have one appointment at a time, you truly feel like a princess as you try on several gowns to find the perfect one. Christine is adorable and quite personable, by the end of the appointment we were laughing and cracking jokes like old pals!
Since each of their gowns are hand-picked you find a lot of gowns that aren't at the more traditional stores. There are several that fall into the "Gatsby" style that is all the rage now as well as some very romantic, lacy and flowing gowns. There are even some gowns that are very retro- and very cool! Their prices are right on the mark compared with other stores and several have the option to rush if you are a procrastinator like me!
Bring your bridesmaids as they are some unique bridesmaids dresses and several belts and veils to choose from.
All in all, this is a fantastic shop! Above all others this was my best wedding gown shopping experience and I would highly recommend them :)"
(posted 4/12/2014 on Yelp)
Great new option for RVA brides!
"I enjoyed every minute of my first visit to Urban Set Bride. It was my first time trying on a wedding dress EVER and Christine put me at ease and even had dresses ready for me when I arrived. She helped me figure out the general style I want to look for (and what to avoid) and showed me all the options available for customization. USB has a seamstress on call who can create a custom dress at a reasonable cost as well. If you're looking for a low-pressure, non-stuffy, adorable bridal boutique, this is the place!"
(posted 4/8/2014 on the Knot)
"Small but beautifully decorated space. The owner is really sweet, honest, and very knowledgeable about bridal gowns and about the wedding industry in general. I didn't feel rushed or pressured in anyway, and all around, it was a very special, intimate dress-shopping experience. This place has a lot of beautiful dress choices for nontraditional brides of a wide range of budget sizes (I saw bridal dresses under $500, some around a couple thousand I think, and many in between). Would recommend!"
(posted 4/8/2014 on Yelp)
"Visited Urban Set Bride with my fiancee this past weekend - we had a great time, and Christine was great! No pressure to buy, very flexible, and made an experience that can be stressful into something great."
(posted 4/6/2014 on Yelp)