We wanted to create a warm, inviting, small boutique that offers offbeat, high quality gowns with a range of prices, styles and sizes. Everyone should feel awesome about buying a gown. We welcome all lifestyles and budgets. Indie. vegan, rockabilly, preppy, goth, plus sized, LGBT, urban, boho, whatever. We've seen it all and we welcome you.
We only host one appointment at a time, so you'll always have a private setting to celebrate and you'll always have our full attention.
Your wedding is a huge party celebrating you and your partner. It's as simple as that. And we are going to help you look fabulous while you do it.
xo Christine and Jennifer
"I am just going to be completely honest here, I was terrified to go wedding dress shopping. I might have been scared from all of those “Say Yes To The Dress” episodes I used to watch when I was bored. But, I didn’t sleep a wink the night before I went shopping! All these thoughts were racing through my mind, “What if I don’t like anything?” “What if I don’t fit into anything?” “What if everything is too expensive?” or “What if they pressure me to buy something I hate?”. The second question was the biggest fear for me because I am about half way to my goal wedding weight and I was so terrified that none of the samples would fit me! I read so many horror stories on google about everything not fitting!
So, on Saturday morning when I got up to go to my bridal consultation with Urban Set Bride. I was nervous but I knew I needed to be in a positive mood so I cranked up Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars to get in a better mind set. I walked out my door with a smile knowing that I just needed to trust every single AMAZING thing I had heard about Urban Set Bride.
When I arrived for my consult, It was nothing short of stress-free and awesome! Christine really listened to me and what I was looking for! And you know what, I picked out lots of dresses to try on and Christine picked out her favs for me too and I was able to fit into ALL of the samples!! I also have to admit that I looked HOT! I never really think I look that good, but in those dresses, I felt GOOD! I felt like a million bucks in the dress I chose! And I didn’t even have to go over my $800 budget to get it!!! I walked away feeling excited, confident, and fearless. I conquered dress shopping in one fell swoop, I can conquer the world!
I can’t say enough amazing things about Urban Set Bride. You just have to get up off the couch and GO there, NOW! I felt absolutely no pressure to buy anything and she even told me to go home and think it over to make sure I picked the right one!
I think the biggest selling point for me was that I had a one-on-one appointment with Christine. I felt like a human being and not just another bride trying to find a dress amongst others all at the same time. It was personalized and laid back which are two things I am all about!
All of my 2015 brides or anyone out there who is engaged and reading this, you need to get your dress from Urban Set Bride.
It will be the best decision you ever make besides getting married!"
First of all, the boutique itself is the cutest thing you ever did see! Christine and Jennifer were all about the little details. But better than that, we were the only scheduled appointment in the store, which made for such a great experience! No need to worry about mirror space or if the boutique has your full attention. You are definitely the bride of the moment! And Christine is so wonderful to work with. She's so down to earth, but she really knows her stuff. There's no pressure at all to "say yes," but you leave the store wanting to anyway! They have a dress for every style, every body type, and every budget. It was so wonderful and refreshing to find a dress with amazing quality at an amazing price.
I ended up picking THE dress only after trying on a few. And I left the store knowing I had to cancel my next appointment, because I already had everything I wanted and more!
Make Urban Set Bride a priority on your dress search list. You will not be disappointed!"
(Posted on 10/28/2014 on the Knot)
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)
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)
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)
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)
(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)